The quality management system in place within RD Castings has been certified in accordance with BSEN IS0 9001.
All products that are produced are traceable through a unique Batch Number which links back to the source material. This number is, effectively, the method by which conformance is linked to requirement for supplied product and thus is demonstratively a full certificate of conformance over and above those usually issued.
Work Order Route Cards define all required production stages that are concerned with each individual order. This, along with database records provides traceability down to the operator level of each run.
RD Castings purchase all our die casting alloys from BS EN ISO 9001 2015 registered sources and these are always accompanied by a certificate of analysis. Re-melt procedures are in place for the control of melt integrity and virgin/alloy return ratios.
Initial die casting machine parameters are set to a process control sheet which is developed during a trial run. During this time, the settings are checked and adjusted accordingly to ensure optimum casting performance.
RD Castings documents all of our post casting operations and inspections stages on process control QC sheets. Following the initial sample, inspection is carried out in a process as required along with 100% visual inspection as the product arrives at final inspection. All inspection / measuring equipment is calibrated in accordance with RD Castings quality procedures.
All records (calibration, inspection/process and traceability) are retained for a period no less than 2 years (extension on these periods can be accommodated by arrangement). Issue control and change control of all data/process sheets and specifications is achieved using a master document register and change number system administered by the QA department.
All orders received are confirmed in writing, which extends to order amendments when applicable.