Quality Assurance Accreditations

Quality assurance at Special Metals Corporation is a process developed as a means of ensuring our customers that all their requirements and needs are met. It includes a detailed system of operating process procedures, published in Quality Manuals and audited regularly. These operating procedures are applied to every manufacturing operation, from the control of raw materials to the dispatch of the product. It is also an attitude of mind, a philosophy of customer service that permeates the entire organization, and is a frequent focus of training and re-training programs.


Quality system and laboratory accreditations and approvals granted to the production facilities of Special Metals include the following:


ABS Quality Evaluations Inc.:
ISO 9001:2000, AS 9000

Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance:
ISO 9001:2000, AS 9000, EN 9100:2003

AFAQ: ISO 9001:2000, ISO/TS 16949:2002, BS EN 9100:2003

ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code NCA 3800

UKAS: ISO/IEC 17025 Testing/Calibration

CAA: B2, Material manufacturer

Performance Review Institute: NADCAP,
Ultrasonic (AS 7003, AS 7114), ISO Guide 25 Material Testing

RW TÜV: AD-Merkblatt WO, Material manufacturer; Merkblatt 1153, Welding Consumables

Other institution and customer company approvals include:


Accudyne Corporation FiatAvio QUALIFAS
Airbus France Fortech RHP Bearings
Al Tech Fry Steel Rockwell International
Allegheny Ludlum G.S. Precision Rollmet
Allied Signal General Electric Aircraft Engine Rolls Royce plc
Allison General Electric Gas Turbines RWTÜV
Aramco Honeywell SNECMA Textron
Baker Oil Tools Ladish Textron
Berkshire Ind. Lenape Forge, Inc. Tube Turns Division
Boeing Company Maillefer Institute United Technologies
Bohler McDonnell Douglas Utica Corporation
BWX Technologies McInnes Steel Company Volvo Flymotor AB
Consolidated Power Supply Mecair Inc. Westinghouse
Coulter Steel MTU Wyman Gordon Grafton
Department of the U.S. Navy Nuclear Alloys Wyman Gordon Houston
Doosan Heavy Industries Pratt & Whitney Wyman Gordon Livingston
ESAB Group Pratt & Whitney Canada  

Ensuring quality and safety

Product stewardship and occupational safety and health are paramount at Special Metals. That fact is well documented in our Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for INCONEL®.

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