1. What is metal fabrication?
Metal fabrication is the process of constructing machines and/or structures from raw materials such as iron, steel, and copper.
2. What are metal fabrication techniques?
Metal fabrication may include cutting, bending, welding, blacksmithing and/or assembling.
3. What is a corrective action?
Corrective actions are taken in the metal fabrication industry to detect nonconformity and/or to ensure that undesirable situations are corrected.
4. Why is a corrective action so important?
When parts do not function properly, systems cease to work. This causes lost revenue. Moreover, nonconformity of parts may result in worker injury or death. Corrective actions pinpoint non-functioning parts or systems. Corrective actions provide a plan for making adjustments to faulty parts, shoddy workmanship and/or incorrect assembly so th
at machinery is cost effective and safe.
5. How is quality assurance carried out?
Most quality assurance is done through nondestructive testing methods such as: visual inspection, laser testing, leak testing, guided wave testing, radiographic testing or acoustic emissions testing, destructive testing methods exist. These are more costly and time consuming and are used only if discontinuities cannot be detected via nondestructive testing methods.