How To Choose A Quality Precision Castings Company
As an Original Equipment Manufacturer of Commercial, two wheelers, light motor vehicles, and other types of similar vehicles, it’s important to consider the quality of products used during the manufacturing process. For automobiles and engineering industries, casting automobile components or parts are critical parts of the machinery.
If you are looking to hire a professional and quality material casting provider, what’s the best way to judge the credibility of the provider?
First, you must check if the provider has a website presence. The website will help find information related to the products, manufacturing process, awards and achievements of the provider.
You must check and validate if the images posted by the provider are real and indicate that the casting parts manufacturer has got prior experience in delivering high-quality products. You must book a visit to the factory to verify the production and quality processes. The provider must use advanced tools and instruments as part of the professional setup. The unit must be designed to maximize the output and minimize the downtime.
At the same time, the provider must have a proper supply chain and delivery process to avoid any issues like theft. A separate packaging unit must use high-quality and standard packing material to deliver the material in the as-is condition to the OEM. The unit must be capable to deliver bulk product order within the deadline without compromising the quality.
It’s critical to verify and validate the casting expertise and manufacturing capabilities of the provider. The provider must hold an ISO 9001:2008 certification and must have future plans to upgrade to ISO/TS-16949:2009. The casting parts provider must furnish proper documentation for all the processes and quality systems.
For example, if the provider is manufacturing tractor casting parts, it must furnish all the documentation related to the production process.
As an OEM, you must check if the quality objectives of the provider include reduction in customer complaints, timely delivery of the products to the customers, and increase in productivity.
You must verify the rejection and rework ratio of the products. The provider must have a continuous improvement system by measuring and analyzing data.
The provider must use genuine and optimal base material during the manufacturing process to guarantee product’s unique strength and endurance. The parts must have strong properties like resistance to corrosion and abrasion.
The maintenance cost must be low to reduce the operating budget of the company. The provider must possess solid expertise to customize the metal casting parts as per the requirements. As one size does not fit all, the provider must have the expertise and resources to plan, design, and deliver custom metal casting products.
In a nutshell, the OEM’s purchasing department must use online channels to find the best casting automobile parts manufacturer and also visit the facility to determine the best fit before signing the agreement. Further, you can check the credibility of the production, quality, and delivery capabilities of the provider by starting with a small order.