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  • ISO 17025 & Interlaboratory Cross Checks

    Posted by Karen Hall on 22nd June 2017.

    At Innoval, we pride ourselves in the quality of our work and the subsequent reports that we issue. This is especially important to me as Quality Manager for our UKAS ...

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  • An overview of aluminium surface analysis

    Posted by Peter Andrews on 8th June 2017.

    The aluminium surface is very important. What goes on there can impact upon future performance, such as bond durability, corrosion resistance, paint / lacquer adhesion to mention but a few. ...

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  • Has the holding furnace had its day?

    Posted by Dave Humphreys on 22nd May 2017.

    Equipment developments in the world of remelting mean that the traditional process route may be changing. In a departure from the style of our other blogs, I'd like to use ...

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  • Lab based aluminium brazing simulation

    Posted by Adam Nadin on 12th May 2017.

    Aluminium is the preferred material for both engine cooling and air conditioning in cars. This is due to its unique combination of strength, corrosion resistance and recyclability. Of course, it ...

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  • 6S is just cleaning up, isn’t it?

    Posted by Helen Forrest on 28th April 2017.

    It’s very easy to get the wrong idea about 6S.  I’ve lost count of the number of times someone has pointed to a board with a broom and dustpan ...

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  • Why roll grinding is critical to foil rolling

    Posted by Vicente Martin on 13th April 2017.

    In an earlier blog post I discussed how to determine the roll ground shape in order to make the best use of the flatness actuators in an aluminium rolling mill. ...

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  • Why ISO 9001 certification is important when you provide a service

    Posted by Andy Darby on 31st March 2017.

    As a technical consultancy we don't manufacture products. Instead our products are the reports we send to clients on completion of a project. You might think ISO 9001 certification is ...

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  • Material Flow Analysis: a simple approach

    Posted by Helen Forrest on 17th March 2017.

    Sometimes it’s the simpler improvement techniques that are the most effective. Material Flow Analysis is one such technique. In this blog I’ll outline the benefits of a simplified version and ...

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  • Why should you do an FMEA?

    Posted by Mark Rewaj on 3rd March 2017.

    Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) helps you to understand your processes in detail. It highlights the risks and develops the counter-measures. Furthermore, FMEA enables knowledge transfer and develops a ...

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