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Important Testing & Inspection Practices for Custom Machined Parts

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If you have a custom machined part, it is crucial to have the components tested and inspected. The testing and inspection process highlights any potential flaws in your components and ensures that your parts are performing at the highest level possible. Below is a list of some of the most effective testing practices for your machined parts.

  • Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection
  • High-resolution dimensional inspection
  • Functional tension, compression, and elongation testing
  • Hardness testing of steel and aluminum
  • Crack, weld flaws, and other defect detection
  • Surface roughness testing
  • Statistical analysis & process capability (CP & CPK)
  • Production trends

These methods need to be done with state-of-the-art equipment to avoid any surface or performance damage to your parts. We recommend having your parts tested by a company that is certified to AS9100DISO 9001:2015, and QPL/QPM listed for a number of Mil-Spec components. These certifications ensure your parts are going through a rigorous inspection to guarantee durability and high quality.

Another important aspect of the testing and inspection process is reporting. It is crucial to choose a company that keeps records of your part quality before delivery. By having these reports, if any damage occurs during shipping, you will know the condition of your parts when leaving the facility.

If you are looking for a company that can perform all the testing practices listed above and reports all part inspections, choose LPP! We are committed to various testing and inspection practices to ensure our customers get the best parts available. All our equipment and machines are consistently maintained, and our Quality Control department has years of experience in maintaining testing and inspection practices that are aligned with our numerous quality certifications!

If you would like to learn more about our testing, inspection, and reporting process, check out our webpage here. Alternatively, if you have any questions, reach us by phone at (239) 643-LOOS (5667) or email at sales@loosnaples.com.