Effective Quality Management

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Effective quality management is essentially the process of making corrective decisions to repair mistakes or to prevent a mistake from happening. A good metal stamping firm should always be able to demonstrate proper and effective quality management in practice, as well as an effective method of identifying problems. One of the most well known processes throughout the metal engineering industry … Read More

UK Automotive Industry Reports Strong Numbers

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Despite a decline in sales for the European automotive industry, UK Automotive Industry sales have recently reached a four year high in both production of vehicles and international exports. In 2012, Manufacturers based in England had produced 1.46 million cars, of which 1.21 million were shipped abroad. Both production and exports had increased at 8% and 9% respectively.  This is … Read More

Categories in Tube Fabrication

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When selecting tubing for a product, choices are numerous and can sometimes become overwhelming. These choices are mainly down to the characteristics of the tubing, which include material selection, dimensions, tolerance, and what process is used to manufacture the tubing. The three methods used in tube fabrication are called seamless, welded, and drawn. Each of these methods has advantages and disadvantages … Read More

Important Alloy Tips

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There are many ways in which to weld metal alloys together, however all members of the metal pressing industry agree that beforehand all components must be properly regulated. Here are a few simple rules which are common to all metal alloy compounds. Use Similar Alloys If you don’t use Alloys with similar characteristics, it could potentially be disastrous. Not only … Read More

How To Identify Quality

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The term quality seems to be a term that goes without any contestation. However, “quality” can mean a lot of things. What makes it variable is the application for which the term is applied. An acceptable level of quality for medical equipment will not be the same as for a home appliance. This means that the quality level of a … Read More

Ensuring Quality

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A quality product can only truly be manufactured if the company producing it has ensured that there is quality throughout the manufacturing process. This means that quality is essential from components to machines to personnel, and the personnel particularly are essential for ensuring that In order for a product to be considered quality, standards must be considered during every single … Read More

Quality Issues

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Many people believe that creating a product at a lesser price automatically implies that a large bulk of the quality has also been compromised. This, however, is not true at all. In fact, every time materials thicknesses are reduced, lower grade materials are substituted and tolerances are opened up to allow for lax manufacturing methods, which ultimately means that the … Read More

What You Need to Know About the Design Process

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Designers know that they are essentially deciding everything about the product. Their choices have a ripple effect on virtually every aspect of manufacturing after them. This means that everybody else is left to work on the design and nothing more. These tips should help you understand the designing process. 1 – Part Design and Function The first thing designers consider … Read More

Gwent Police Crack Down On Metal Thefts

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As part of a crack down by Gwent police has seen 21,000 cars being seized since April last year as a way of combating metal theft. There strategy has since been adopted by other police forces. The new methods have seen 862 people arrested in connection with metal theft offences and a further 761 people summoned into court. Police in … Read More

Metal Market Grows Unstable

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The metal market has become increasingly unpredictable in recent years. The industry has seen huge shifts both higher and lower, sometimes within a week. The fluctuations in these markets have been compounded by the uncertainty in the global economy over the past two years. Copper has been pushed hugher. mark this year, but suffered a drop in July 2010 by … Read More