Quality Assurance & Quality Control Services for Metal Products

Pro QC International advances the interests of companies within the evolving global supply chain with a large range of quality control services for metal products. We provide supplier audits, third-party inspections, container checks, and welding inspections in over 88 countries.

Corrosion, porosity, defective welding, poor hardness, and incorrect dimensions are common defects for metal products that need to be identified and assessed with the appropriate quality control methods. Companies also need reliable suppliers with the right production capacity and quality management system to fulfill their requirements.

This is where Pro QC International will help. We are a global quality assurance provider with nearly four decades of experience in the metal industry. Companies rely on Pro QC to audit new suppliers, improve factory performance, and control quality according to the highest industry standards.

Our mechanical engineers, metallurgical engineers, quality inspectors, and auditors are deployed across the globe where and when our clients need them. We control the quality of tubes, bars, rolls, castings, steel structures, and other metal products with third-party non-destructive testing (NDT), coating inspection, welding inspections, EN1090 inspections, pre-shipment inspections (PSI), and related services.

Pro QC’s methods ensure the integrity of metal products. We detect anomalies and help our clients to remedy them. Our engineers and auditors ensure compliance with the standards and specificities of manufacturing metal parts and structures.

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Our Applications for Metal Products

Our QA / QC solutions for the metals and fabricated metal product industry can be applied to improve factory performance and control the quality of products such as:
  • Wires & Cables
  • Bars
  • Sheets
  • Rolls
  • Pipe Fixtures
  • Fittings
  • Jewelry
  • Pipes
  • Tubes
  • Molded Components
  • Steel Structures
  • Boilers
  • Tanks
  • Rebars
  • Hand tools
  • Hardware
  • Metal cans
  • Cutlery
  • Castings
  • Alloys
  • Metal scraps
  • Others
Furthermore, our quality control solutions are applicable for the following kind of metals:
  • Ferrous metals: iron and various types of steel
  • Nonferrous metals: aluminum, copper, zinc, lead, nickel, and tin

Quality Control for Steel Products

Over nearly 40 years, Pro QC has garnered vast experience in auditing steel manufacturers and conducting quality control inspections for:
  • Hot rolled steel
  • Cold rolled steel
  • Direct rolled steel
  • Steel tubes
  • Steel structures
  • Others
Contact us at info@proqc.com to get more information on our QC solutions for the steel industry.

Quality Assurance and Quality Control Services for Metal Products

Manufacturing Audits and Advisory Services

Take advantage of our end-to-end comprehensive approach to improve your supply chain performance with the following quality solutions:

  • Manufacturing Process Audits
  • Process Improvement
  • Production Capacity Analysis (Run & Rate)
  • Quality Investigation (root cause investigation of a defective product)
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Corrective Action Follow-Up
  • Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
  • APQP or PPAP Review and Approval
  • Continuous Improvement

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Supplier and Factory audits

Pro QC’s factory audit solutions cover:

  • Supplier Verification
  • Supplier Quality Audits
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System Audits
  • ISO 13485 Quality Management System Audits
  • IATF 16949 Quality Management System Audits
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Audits
  • ISO 45001 Management Systems of Occupational Health and Safety Audits
  • Social Accountability Audits SA8000
  • Supply Chain Security Audits
  • Combined Audits

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Inspection Services for Metal Products

Our range of third-party quality control inspections for metals includes the following:

  • First-Article Inspections are performed prior to mass production. Product properties are measured and compared with specifications to verify quality matches.
  • In-Process Inspections(IPI) ensure that the processes and techniques used to manufacture metal parts are followed.
  • Pre-Shipment Inspections(PSI)verify the conformity of metal parts to specifications before shipping. Inspectors evaluate workmanship, functionality, packaging, labeling, and other criteria as required.
  • Container Loading Supervision(CLS) ensures that proper methods are employed during product loading, and counts are verified on-site.
  • Sorting services are used to inspect production and detect quality issues or perform rework operations.
  • Welding Inspection
  • Coating Inspection
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • EN 1090 Inspections

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Supplier Management

Pro QC’s Supplier Management Solutions enhance compliance and performance of the entire supplier portfolio by:

  • Performing an on-site risk assessment
  • Establishing a corrective action plan
  • Verifying corrective action implementation through detailed follow-up activities
  • Scheduling subsequent annual visits based on supplier risk level
  • Providing a supplier portfolio dashboard and performance analysis

Our supplier management team will create a customized checklist that meets exacting requirements. The supplier management service is particularly suitable for small QA teams with a large supplier base across the globe. Pro QC assists these teams to investigate and resolve compliance and quality issues in a timely and cost-effective manner.

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Why Pro QC International?

Partnership

Pro QC genuinely sees your company and your suppliers as partners looking for growth and improvement. We don’t just give pass/fail results. We provide professional recommendations, facilitation and performance management to achieve the desired results.

Quality Dashboard

Pro QC’s Quality Dashboard provides a holistic dashboard view of your supplier portfolio including data analytics to better understand and determine the next action required at your supplier.

Experience & Expertise

Pro QC has overseen successful supplier transformation projects which has helped companies from the e-bike and bicycle industry to achieve their quality goals.

Global Presence

Pro QC has agile teams of quality engineers in more than 88 countries ready to meet your quality assurance needs whether it’s a third-party inspection of steel products or an ISO 9001 audit.

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