R&M Metal Finishing automotive accreditations include ISO9001:2008 & ISO/TS16949:2009
We have maintained this internationally recognised standard for a number of years providing a good foundation for our Quality Management System.
We are currently in the transition to the new IATF 16949:2016 & ISO9001:2015 standards.
R&M’s quality team headed by our quality director offer years of experience and are continually monitoring and managing quality across all our operations to provide consistent performance and excellent product compliance.
As part of our Quality Procedures, along with daily on line Process Quality checks is the frequent monitoring of corrosion testing, thus supporting and validating our processes and controls. The standard we work to is ASTM B117, an internationally recognised standard test carried out to determine the corrosive effect using a water & salt mixture on samples of all our automotive products. It is carried out by spraying hot de-ionised water & salt solution in a closed humidifying chamber on samples which have been scored through the paint to the base material in a specific way in accordance with the above standard, this is an accelerated form of atmospheric corrosion testing and is specified in hours.
The conditions in the chamber are much harsher than conditions in the natural environment. The water & salt solution attacks the scored part of the samples to migrate under the paint in an attempt to lift the paint off the surface allowing us to evaluate the suitability, of primarily the pretreatment system used.
Different customers have different specific requirements in terms of salt spray hours and the amount of “flaking” allowed from the scored line, therefore we offer a number of treatment to meet the requirements cost effectively.
We pride ourselves on producing an excellent quality product.
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