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Raw Materials

Quality Excellence for OEMs and Suppliers

Raw material inspection & testing

Raw Plastic and Mineral Material Inspection

When it comes to application performance, the condition of the raw materials from which components and assemblies are made can mean the difference between success and malfunction. Catching nonconformances before manufacturing kicks off may avoid unplanned downtime, recalls, or, worse, complete failure.

Our on-site raw material inspections ensure your product is suitable for use. With support from ISO 9001 certified Quality Liaison Services, a leading third-party quality raw plastic, mineral, and other material inspection provider for OEMs and suppliers across many industries, you can rest assured the raw materials you receive will meet the applicable requirements, specifications, and standards. As a result, final product performance improves while your throughput and reputation are lifted. 

 

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Benefits Of Raw Material Testing

Whether you’re an OEM or a manufacturing value chain partner to one, most likely you rely on a network of suppliers to obtain the raw metals, plastics, and minerals needed to produce the final component or assembly. A common mistake we solve through raw material inspection is assuming the quality of raw materials adheres to applicable quality benchmarks

If your supplier’s quality controls aren’t up to snuff, you may even receive a completely different type of material than you specified. Quality issues aren’t always a result of a conscious decision on your supplier’s part. Without raw plastic, mineral, or other material inspections our quality standards may simply get lost in translation.

Sometimes, you may receive shipments with the following issues: 

  • Materials That Do Not Meet Chemical or Mechanical Requirements

  • Lost Material Traceability 

  • Substandard Material Surface Condition 
  • Improper Sizes, Lengths, or Quantities of Material 

  • No Evidence of Supplemental Testing or Material Validation, When Required
  • Incorrect or Missing Paperwork 

Stay On Top Of Incoming Material 

A key priority for QLS is helping clients maintain product integrity by reducing risks in the production value chain as early as possible. Our raw material inspections are a vital step in that process, helping ensure your supply chain partner understands and meets your specifications while providing you with insight into the condition and quality of raw materials before you start production. 

When utilizing our raw materials inspection services, experienced and knowledgeable inspectors can visit your or your supplier’s site to conduct detailed examinations of raw materials. They send the data using cloud-based tracking software, providing you with immediate visibility of what’s happening on the ground. Any issues are quickly identified, enabling you to make necessary adjustments to your production.

Depending on the size and scope of your project, bringing us in to catch or report raw material defects may save your budget and improve labor hour efficiency.

Build A Trusted Raw Materials Supply Chain

Whether you need to verify the surface hardness of tubing or confirm that no defects exist in sheet, QLS can get the job done. With vast experience performing or witnessing examinations and reviewing test results against the appropriate guidance documents, you can rest easy knowing the materials our team inspects will fit, form, and function as intended. 

We can carry out a wide range of quality control checks on all sorts of materials. Common ones include:

  • Sheet Metal
  • Aluminum
  • Carbon Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Copper

 

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When you work with QLS, you benefit from our experience providing inspections with the utmost integrity and communicating their outcomes accurately and quickly. Personnel is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, to support our customers. 

We’re proud to have provided raw material inspection services worldwide for clients of all sizes serving many industries. 

  • Medium- And Heavy-Duty Truck
  • Construction And Agriculture
  • Defense And Aerospace
  • Engine
  • Marine
  • Powersports
  • Bus
  • Solar And Alternative Energy

Contact us to learn more about our raw material inspection services. Whether it’s an emergency or you want additional information, the team at QLS is happy to answer the call.