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FAQ: Metal Fabrication

By Adrian Bartha | Last updated: May 31, 2017
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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 that 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.

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Written by Adrian Bartha | Chief Executive Officer

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Adrian Bartha is the CEO of eCompliance, which he joined in 2012 after experiencing first-hand how a workplace incident affected a power and utilities company which he led as a member of the Board of Directors. Previously, Adrian was an investment professional for a $5 billion dollar private equity firm investing in energy, construction, and transportation infrastructure companies across North America. When Adrian is out of the office, he can be found riding his futuristic motorcycle and wearing his RoboCop helmet.

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