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Audit Alu casting companies

Discussion in 'Supplier Quality, Audits & Other Supplier Issues' started by Crombes, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Crombes

    Crombes Member

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    Dear all

    i'm going to visit 2 Alu casting companies next week is there anyone who has audited similar companies and has special attention points for this audit ?

    thanks
     
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    What type of casting - investment casting, sand casting, die casting, etc?
     
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    What's the objective of the audit? Are you not familiar with the technology/process they use? Have you ever done an audit before?
     
  4. Crombes

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    I've done supplier audits before not just in the alu sector.

    these are new foundries so I do not know what to expect
     
  5. Andy Nichols

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    What's the purpose of the audit? What are you expecting to get out of it?
     
  6. Crombes

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    audit is to know if suitable to start up new business , so I know how to audit to see if they have adequate Q system and organization but It would be nice to know if there are some topics to pay special attention to ,related to alu casting that are "a must " for good casting companies ( e.g. the possibility to XR internally ,etc ...)

    thanks
     
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    Are they ISO certified already? A good casting doesn't simply come from what they do. A good casting supplier will want to know the product design well to understand where to run/gate etc the molds. You didn't say if this is die casting or some other technology. So it's difficult to answer with any meaningful response.
     
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    I audit aluminum casting companies. Purpose to ensure they are meeting our requirements (supplier quality, specifications, etc.) as well as their own stated requirements.
    I use the same audit form for all suppliers I audit.
    I typically have PO's my organization has issued to the supplier (so I can trace their processes from beginning to end to ensure conformance).
    The most important item I audit for aluminum casting companies (special attention points you mentioned) is our supplier casting specification. Do they follow?
    For new supplier audits, I use the audit form and bring the applicable specifications & supplier quality requirements with me to see if they follow those requirements.
     
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    Go to the AIAG website and get a copy of CQI-27. That's a universally accepted castings audit. It's not bad. They MAY have it filled out already. It's valid if it is less than a year old.
     

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