The importance of Quality Assurance in Metal Fabrication

By superadmin on November 14, 2019 in Blog

At Mascot Steel, we go above and beyond to provide our customers with the best quality product we possibly can. Metal fabrication requires an eye for detail, and with so many variables coming into play it is crucial that those overseeing your job have the knowledge and experience necessary to deliver a quality product. Sloppy workmanship and working with haste can negatively affect the appearance, structural integrity and overall lifespan of a building or other project utilising structural steel, and that’s the last thing we want for our customers.

In this blog post, we’ll be shedding some light on the quality assurance process and what makes our structural steel stand out from our competitors.

The Need for Quality Assurance

Metal fabrication is not a simple process, particularly when it comes to structural steel. You are likely already aware of the incredible properties of stainless steel which include its strength, rust resistance, longevity, aesthetic appeal and low magnetic permeability to name just a few. But what you may not be aware of is that poor refinement and fabrication can compromise the finished product, leading to vastly reduced strength and longevity.

It is also important to consider aesthetics. During fabrication, it is not uncommon for mill marks, twists, burrs, laminations and scratches to occur. At Mascot Steel we keep a close eye on the finish, aiming to remove all defects prior to delivery to ensure a great customer experience.

How We Ensure Quality

  1. Cutting Edge Tools

We invest in the success of our business, only using the best quality tools and ensuring they are cleaned and calibrated on a regular basis. We hold regular quality assurance inspections to ensure our tools are in good condition and all welding/fabricating equipment is functioning as it should.

  1. Experienced Staff

Our team members have extensive training/qualifications and experience in welding, and they recognise their role within the customer experience. We utilise tried and true welding methods and oversee all work to ensure that it meets our strict specifications.

  1. Expert Steel Knowledge

Mascot Steel has been in operation since 1978. As a leading Sydney steel supplier and fabricator, it goes without saying that we know our product. We have expert knowledge on the different types of steel and what they are like to work with, and our aim is to make working with steel easy. With the right processes, people and vendor relationships in place you can rest easy knowing that we are the steel experts.

  1. Strong Relationships with Mills and Vendors

We source our steel from renowned mills and vendors who share our passion for quality. Throughout our 40+ year history we have developed strong business relationships built on trust, and our vendors know that we make no compromises when it comes to the quality of our materials. We pay close attention to the grade of steel, carbon levels, alloy composition and tensile strengths to ensure it meets your exact specifications.

  1. Attention to Detail

Structural steel fabrication must be carried out with care and attention to detail, otherwise the longevity and safety of a structure will be compromised. Just a few millimetres difference could bring a project to a halt. We have processes in place to ensure all design/measurement specifications are adhered to.

Work with Sydney’s Leading Steel Fabricator – Contact Mascot Steel Today

Steel is the most widely used metal in the world, and when produced with care it is a strong, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing choice for any project. Work with a Sydney steel supplier who recognises the importance of quality and is equipped to meet the demands of your project, call Mascot Steel today on (02) 9313 1313 for a quote, or submit an enquiry via our website.

We have two branches in Sydney – Mascot and Penrith, enabling us to supply all of Sydney and surrounding suburbs with quality products at short notice. We look forward to assisting you soon.