Quality control is more than a final inspection. It is a fundamental responsibility of everyone at Columbia Steel.

Columbia Steel uses the FaroArm in our Quality Assurance Department for verification of product quality by performing 3D inspections, CAD comparisons, and dimensional analysis.
 
Before production of any new or modified item, our sample procedures ensure that the casting will meet Columbia Steel’s quality standards. Sample castings receive some or all of these quality tests, as appropriate:

  • Compositional analysis
  • Inspection for flaws or discontinuities
  • Dimensional checking
  • Hardness testing
  • Radiographic analysis
  • Ultrasonic testing
  • Magnetic particle inspection
  • Die penetrant inspection
  • Residual austenite testing
  • We evaluate wear part quality based on casting structural integrity, alloy selection and formulation, heat treatment, and dimensional accuracy of assembly and working surfaces. Once a sample part is tested and approved, its production continues to receive scrutiny by our Quality Assurance Department.

    Product performance tracking, manufacturing documentation, and our own high production standards mean our parts are guaranteed for proper fit, performance and customer satisfaction.