Casting Inspections - Balancing the Cost of Quality

What is the cost of quality? Casting inspections are performed to confirm the manufacturer has met the purchaser’s requirements. However, imposing unnecessary quality requirements can drive up cost, increase production time and scrap good parts.

What is the cost of quality? Casting inspections are performed upon completion of projects to confirm the manufacturer has met the purchaser’s requirements. ASTM standards and NDT testing help guide inspection criteria; however, there are advantages and limitations to each method. Imposing unnecessary quality requirements can drive up cost, increase production time and scrap good parts.

In his webinar, Casting Inspections*, SFSA’s Raymond Monroe discusses how to use quality and testing standards as guidelines to set inspection requirements, with an emphasis on:

  • driving critical casting performance
  • ensuring safety specifications
  • avoiding unnecessary requirements that diminish ROI.

At Badger Alloys, our certifications help ensure our team meets customers’ strict inspection requirements. We are ISO 9001:2015, PED certified, and Conflict Mineral Compliant. Our foundry team has years of experience in all levels of Nondestructive Testing (NDT), and our welders are qualified in ASME Sec IX, NAVSEA TECH PUB 278, NACE, and other certifications. The entire Badger Alloys team is driven by our “World-Class Castings Delivered” motto; we look forward to working with you to get your best casting, the first time. Contact Mike Janson at mikej@badgeralloys.com or 414/258-8200 for more information on how we can help with your next casting project.