When choosing a metal fabrication team, you should look for a team that demonstrates a thorough and effective internal quality assurance program. Many companies talk about the importance of quality control in metal fabrication; however, a truly dedicated fabricator will be proactive to prevent issues, rather than reactive to “fix” problems. We, of course, also provide a robust quality control protocol, but at All American Metal Fabrication, we find that by focusing on applying a higher level of oversight throughout each phase of every project, we can prevent most issues before they happen.
Every action we take in the quality assurance process is aimed at guaranteeing that the end product consistently meets or exceeds the client’s expectations.
One of the most important parts of a quality assurance program is establishing and implementing a thorough inspection procedure at each stage of production. Some of the ways we monitor the quality of our work include:
Materials must be inspected before production to ensure they meet required specifications. Upon arrival, a metal fabricator will verify the material type, size, and thickness, as well as inspect for cleanliness and condition.
Quality metal fabrication starts with properly calibrated and maintained measurement tools, machinery and computerized equipment. All of our equipment is thoroughly inspected before each use to guarantee the highest possible precision.
Our protocol involves implementing hold points during certain crucial steps in the fabrication process to allow for inspection. This is important when mistakes in one stage of production could potentially be covered up at a later stage in the process.
Non-destructive testing (NDT) allows us to detect surface defects of finished metal parts without causing damage to the component. Our process involves performing internal inspections as well as external testing to ensure the quality and consistency of the product.