Our quality policy is to provide value to our customer in the product we provide by ensuring that we identify and meet all customer expectations. New England Castings is proudly AS9100 & ISO 9001 certified. We utilize a computerized ERP system as a tool to ensure compliance with our quality system. Our AS9100 certification is available on our web header.
Heat treatment is a process that involves heating metals to extreme temperatures to change the physical properties of the desired part. Properties that may be affected are strength, hardness, and ductility. By changing the cycle of how this process is applied to a given material, a variety of grades can be determined based on the variance of properties after treatment.
Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)
Hot isostatic pressing is a clean up service intended to remove potential pores or other casting defects a part may inherit at an earlier stage. The HIP process can also increase the density of numerous ceramic materials. During HIP, parts are disbursed evenly in a high temperature furnace and held at one temperature to force out porosity.
Radiograph Inspection (X-Ray)
Much like x-rays in the medical field, industrial radiography is used to find defects in parts that either can’t be seen or go unnoticed prior. Welding prohibits rays to pass through the part. If cracks are present, they appear as dark because radiation is passing through the material entirely.
Magnetic Particle Testing
This process uses the magnetic property of iron, nickel, and cobalt to discover potential flaws on or near the surface of a part.
Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection (FPI)
Used for non-porous metals, consists of a dye seeping into the cracks of the material getting tested. The dye identifies hairline fractures, porosity, or any negative marks affecting the product. FPI is common for industries demanding safety measures such as aerospace, defense, and medical.