Whether you’re the purchaser or manufacturer of parts requiring heat treatment, you want to ensure your parts are processed correctly the first time, every time. You need a reliable heat treatment processor who handles your parts with integrity and professionalism. You need to be able to track and maintain history on the various batches of your parts, even after they have shipped, and partner with a heat treatment service provider that does everything in their power to avoid errors.
What happens if your supplier mixes batches of heat treated and non-heat treated parts? What happens if the supplier doesn’t catch this issue, and those mixed parts are then post-processed?
You can’t afford to work with a heat treatment processor that overlooks important details like lot control.
Lot control is a critical component of part processing. When your supply arrives for heat treatment at Akron Steel Treating Company, you need to know that each lot is receiving the appropriate heat treatment. A lot number ensures that you can track your inventory, when it was processed, and what heat treatment was applied. Lot numbers also allow you to easily differentiate between products.
Akron Steel Treating Company’s aerospace-level quality control system maintains lot segregation and part properties throughout part processing to avoid disastrous errors like the ones described above.
We assign an order number to each order with a dash of numbers applied (123-1, 123-2, 123-3) to track additional groupings under the same order or assign separate order numbers if there are separate heats within an order. If you need more in-depth traceability, we will customize our grouping/lots based on your needs.
If your heat treatment supplier hasn’t been assigning lot numbers to your parts, maybe it’s time to find a more professional supplier. Akron Steel Treating Company makes sure your products are easy to track while providing the highest quality heat treatment processes according to your specifications. Visit our website to learn more.« Back to Aerospace « Back to General « Back to Medical Devices / 3D Printing « Back to Tool & Die / Heavy Machinery