Quality control

Ensuring our customers needs and expectations are met

H.I. Quality Steel Castings Ltd operates a quality management system approved by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance BS EN ISO 9001.

Also held are third party accreditations issued by ABS, DNV, GL and Lloyd’s Register of Shipping.

In addition to these approvals HIQSC have been awarded many customer approvals from internationally recognised "blue chip” companies.

From receipt of enquiry, through presentation of a fully detailed technical and commercial offer, production planning/liaison and manufacturing processes we aim to provide the highest and most professional service to our clients.

Prior to pattern manufacture and to perfect the method of production, the required component will be subject to a full technical and method review. If it is deemed necessary, the castings can be subject to Magma computer simulation. This market leading facility allows us to predict cooling patterns and will highlight potential problem areas.

After simulations have been carried out, we have the opportunity to discuss the results with our clients and, if necessary provide information and recommendations regarding changes to the casting design to eliminate any potential QA issues. This facility also allows us to review gating and feeding systems to ensure that the castings produced are manufactured by the most cost effective route.