How to Conduct a Heat Treat Audit
The article "How to Conduct a Heat Treat Audit" appeared in the March/April 2013 issue of Gear Technology.
Audits of the heat treating department are a vital part of any good quality program - either as part of a self-assessment or ISO program for a captive shop or - of equal importance - as part of an evaluation of the capabilities of a commercial heat treat supplier. In either case, the audit process needs to be formal in nature and follow specific guidelines.
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