Metals: Quality Control

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Quality Control

Quality control helps to maintain the desired standards when working with metal. There are a number of ways to ensure quality control.

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Establish quality standards

  • Define specific quality standards for the metal products or components.
    • Quality standards act as benchmarks for evaluating the quality of the finished product.
  • Quality standards include dimensions, tolerances, surface finishes and material properties.
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Quality management systems

  • Implement a quality management system (QMS).
    • For example, ISO 9001.
  • The QMS provides a framework for consistently achieving quality objectives.
  • The QMS includes procedures, processes, and documentation.
    • These ensure adherence to quality standards.
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Inspecting and testing

  • Conduct regular inspections and testing of metal materials.
    • Inspecting and testing help to identify any defects, deviations, or non-conformities.
  • Inspection and testing include:
    • Dimensional inspections.
    • Visual inspections.
    • Non-destructive testing.
    • Mechanical testing.
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Process control

  • Implement process controls to ensure consistency in metalworking.
    • Process control helps to minimise defects during manufacturing.
  • Process controls monitor critical process parameters.
    • For example, temperature, pressure, speed, and tooling conditions.
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Calibration of equipment

  • Regularly calibrate the equipment used in metalworking.
  • The calibration of equipment ensures the accuracy of measurements.
    • Calibrated equipment helps to maintain quality control.

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