Metals: Quality Control Processes

Test yourself

Quality Control Processes

There are a number of ways to implement quality control in metalworking.

Illustrative background for Supplier quality assuranceIllustrative background for Supplier quality assurance ?? "content

Supplier quality assurance

  • Establish quality assurance measures for the materials and services produced by the suppliers.
  • Quality assurance measures include:
    • Evaluating supplier capabilities.
    • Setting quality requirements.
    • Conducting audits.
  • Quality assurance measures ensure that the materials meet the specified quality standards.
Illustrative background for Employee training and competence Illustrative background for Employee training and competence  ?? "content

Employee training and competence

  • Provide proper training to the employees that are involved in metalworking processes.
  • Training should cover:
    • Quality control procedures.
    • Process specifications.
    • Equipment usage.
    • Quality assurance techniques.
  • Skilled and knowledgeable employees can contribute to better quality control.
Illustrative background for Corrective and preventive actionsIllustrative background for Corrective and preventive actions ?? "content

Corrective and preventive actions

  • Implement a system for identifying defects or deviations from quality standards.
  • Corrective and preventive actions include:
    • Investigating root causes.
    • Implementing corrective actions to address issues.
    • Establishing preventive measures to avoid recurrence.
Illustrative background for Document controlIllustrative background for Document control ?? "content

Document control

  • Maintain the proper documentation for quality-related documents.
  • Quality-related documents include:
    • Procedures.
    • Work instructions.
    • Inspection records.
  • Document control ensures compliance with quality standards.
Illustrative background for Continuous improvementIllustrative background for Continuous improvement ?? "content

Continuous improvement

  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement by:
    • Encouraging feedback.
    • Monitoring performance metrics.
    • Conducting periodic reviews.
    • Implementing actions to improve quality control processes.

Jump to other topics

1Core Technical Principles

2Paper & Board: Specialist Technical Principles

3Timber: Specialist Technical Principles

4Metal: Specialist Technical Principles

5Polymers: Specialist Technical Principles

6Textiles: Specialist Technical Principles

7Designing & Making Principles

Go student ad image

Unlock your full potential with GoStudent tutoring

  • Affordable 1:1 tutoring from the comfort of your home

  • Tutors are matched to your specific learning needs

  • 30+ school subjects covered

Book a free trial lesson