In today’s fast changing and competitive business climate, the best outsourcing relationships are bound by a commitment to quality and reliability. At LB Steel, our quality policy is “Leadership through Quality” and this permeates every aspect of our organization.
Our Quality Management System provides the framework for meeting and exceeding customer requirements. It is the core element in our continuous improvement management approach. Our staff is held to strict professional standards, and our continuous investment in new equipment helps to ensure quality processes.
LB Steel’s Quality Assurance Program
- ISO 9001:2015 certification
- Preferred supplier status in several industries
- Machinists certified by the US Department of Labor
- Welders certified to AWS D1.1
- AWS CWI certification
- Ongoing training and education of personnel
- Product quality measured on coordinate measuring machines
- Precision inspection equipment (gage calibrations traceable to NIST)
Quality at LB Steel is our number one priority. We incorporate portable measuring devices to accommodate the smallest to largest manufactured parts. This allows us to verify the product to the customers specifications. LB Steel has 2 laser trackers which can measure volumes up to 70 meters to an accuracy of 100 microns. For smaller products, we have two measuring arms which can cover a volume up to 4.5 meters and an accuracy of 100 microns. These dimensions are recorded in a state of art software. Solid models can be interfaced with the software to produce an accurate report of the product. This includes Current GD&T and SPC for long run project which assists in continuous improvement of the product.
LB Steel maintains a layered process audit program in each area of operation. This program is conducted by several layers of our organization from plant manager to operators in the fabrication and machine shops. These audits ensure conformance to the requirements outlined by the customer. They are also a way for LB Steel to standardize processes to make them repeatable and reproducible every time, and to build our products right the first time.
Our staff is very knowledgeable and experienced with meeting AIAG: APQP requirements including PPAP, Control Plan and FMEA Development and Gage R&Rs.