The raw material is either imported from Austria or Japan or is procured from Powmex Steel Limited set up in collaboration with Boehler Steels Limited, Vienna Austria world leaders in special Steels.
The stored raw materials are identified by color code by applying colors on the face as well as length of stored material.
The raw material is stored in iron racks. Since the inventory of the material is maximum three months there is no need for any measures for control of shelf life etc. Prior to finishing tools are sand blasted to remove any rusting agents. After grinding and finishing tools are applied rust preventives and are securely packed in polythene bags and cardboard boxes.
Periodic Calibration of the measuring instruments and testing equipment is done as per BIS with the help of master gouges and meters or from some outside agencies.
Process Control (Heat Treatment)
The temperature of the heat treatment furnace is being controlled with the help of Digital Temperature indicators and controllers, infrared type pyrometer, optical pyrometer and thermocouples.
The inspection of the tool to be produced is being done at every stage of machining by keeping necessary Finishing / Grinding margins and expansion tolerances during heat treatment. After heat treatment the tools are ground to close tolerances as per standard specifications or as per specific requirement of the customer as per drawings etc.
Maintenance of Quality Records
The maintenance of quality records for special as well as standard tools manufactured as per customers drawing and specifications is being maintained by preparing drawings and by keeping a record of the same by giving specific job / reference number to facilitate repeated orders.