Quality Control vs. Quality Assurance

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These are just not words we use at Midwest Metal Products. For more than 50 years, we’ve forged our reputation on delivering customer satisfaction and high-quality products.

When it comes to metal fabrication, precision is key. We know everything we produce must be exact. Once you give us your specifications, we produce just what you need. Metal fabrication doesn’t allow for any mistakes.

At Midwest Metal Products, we are NADCAP certified and ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C certified. In all we do, we follow strict guidelines for both quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC).

What’s the difference between the two? While both are important to assure quality, the processes themselves vary.

Quality Assurance is a planned and systematic approach to steps within our quality fabrication system. It’s a proactive method to ensure quality requirements for your product are met. We practice stringent QA to help prevent errors before the metal fabrication process ever begins. A few of these methods include quality audits and planning as well as following process checklists to the letter.

As we manufacture your product(s), quality control comes into play. We observe and identify any potential errors that may affect quality. The primary purpose of QC is to test, inspect, and correct any defects in order to fulfill our promise of quality.

Using both QA and QC methods, Midwest Metal Products provides unparalleled quality, no matter what design or needs you have. Precise, professional, and proven, Midwest Metal Products guarantees quality for all your custom fabrication requirements — every order, every time.