Quality & Testing
Alloy Wire International Ltd has maintained Quality approval ISO 9001 since 1991 and also achieved accreditation to Aerospace Quality approval AS9100 in April 2013. Both of these approvals are in recognition that our manufacturing and processing techniques are defined to the highest industry standards achievable.
Our major customer approvals are:
- BAE Systems
All raw material used by Alloy Wire International Ltd is fully certified when delivered and traceable back to its primary melt source.
Alloy Wire International Ltd is fully committed to the promotion and preservation of our Environment and achieved approval to ISO14001 in 2015. This demonstrates our commitment to exceed our moral environmental responsibility, not only to our customers but to all our employees.
Alloy Wire International Ltd also takes the supply of hazardous and/or Toxic substances very seriously and pays particular attention to complying with:
- The Evaluation, Authorisation & Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
- The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical & Electronic Equipment (RoHS)
- Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act
Health & Safety
Alloy Wire International Ltd is fully committed to the continual improvement of Health and Safety performance and provides adequate funding and resource to comply with Health and Safety law. We successfully achieved approval to BS OHSAS 18001 in 2015 which demonstrates the importance placed on exceeding legal & moral obligation for the well-being and safety of all employees and visitors.
Alloy Wire International Ltd supply Certification with all shipments, containing full chemical analysis and also mechanical test results if requested.
All incoming material is visually inspected and PMI (Positive Material Identification) tested before processing begins and all our production material is checked during each stage of processing. All incoming orders are produced to the individual customer specification, some of which may involve processing sample batches for testing prior to full production.
Final Inspection carried out on all finished material to include:
• Visual inspection
• Dimensional checks
• PMI (Positive Material Identification)
• Mechanical tests
In addition, we have examination facilities that allow visual inspection up to 400x, linked to computer software that can produce digital or photographic images. We also have equipment that enables preparation and examination of cross sections of material. This is useful when looking for problems such as inclusions or seams in the material.
Mechanical results are achieved utilising the latest in-house testing equipment and computer software, which gives increased efficiency and high levels of accuracy of our testing methods.
We are able to provide the following mechanical tests using our in-house testing equipment.
- Tensile Strength Tests
- Proof Stress Tests
- Breaking Loads
- Hardness Tests*
- Wrap Tests
- Bend Test
- Torsion Tests
- Post-Heat Treatment Tests
- Positive Material Identification Test (PMI)
*All Hardnesses are tested in Vickers and converted using conversion tables in ASTM E140-65
Additionally we are able to offer 3rd party external testing to UKAS certified approvals, should this be requested by any customer within the supply chain.
03 May 2017
A leading UK manufacturer has recorded 50% growth in sales for its resistance wire after winning customers based on lead times and those looking for European quality material.details
27 February 2017
One of the world’s leading manufacturers of round, flat,shaped and profile wire is reporting a major increase in demand for highquality European or DFARS compliant stainless steel.details
28 November 2016
AWI is receiving record demand for high quality stainless steel that is of European origin and/or DFARS compliant.details
28 November 2016
Significant investment by AWI in new machinery has given it the capacity to increase the size of the flat and shaped profiles it can now manufacture in more than 60 different alloys.details
01 November 2016details
28 July 2016
Alloy Wire International (AWI) enjoyed its most successful Farnborough Airshow yet, receiving over 150 visitors during the show.details