In an effort to increase the efficiency of production and effectiveness of our organizational communication, between our mechanical test lab and the machine shop, Quality Testing has implemented a big screen TV to display our job tracker! The job tracker is a shared spreadsheet that instantly updates once a change has been made. By adding new color codes to the list anyone in the shop can quickly and accurately determine if a change has been made or if a job is HOT!
In order to test a particular metallic material for its mechanical properties, we must first cut and mill a sample from the pieces we receive into particular sizes according to industry standard specifications like ASTM A370, E8, E23, and ASME IX.
Due to its orientation, we can cut a coupon on the Z axis, and dramatically reduce the time it takes to cut out a sample. This will enable us to increase production speed and provide faster turn-around-times. Let's hope the test lab can keep up!
Quality Testing, Inc. is awaiting the arrival of a new Beringher HBP 313 Horizontal Band Saw to add to our machine shop. This will dramatically increase cut size capability while exponentially decrease cut times. There were several other brands in the running, but after much deliberation, we decided to go with the Beringher platform. We believe the German engineering was superior in that it has a more rigid cut to handle the toughest of metals.
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