Ugitech increases quality assurance

Ugitech has invested almost EUR 2M in a new ultrasonic testing unit to meet the rising demand for flawless stainless steel. This step has allowed the subsidiary of the Schmolz and Bickenbach Group to increase the capacity in quality assurance considerably. Ugitech tests almost 35,000 tons annually of steel rod intended for the automotive industry for internal and surface defects. Thereby, the company contributes to the production of high-quality automotive components.

The automotive industry is an important sales market for Ugitech, the French stainless steel producer. In a demonstration of their commitment to this market, the company has installed a new ultrasonic testing unit at their Ugine site in France. With this new technology, the steel producer has around 50 percent more capacity in quality assurance. The non-destructive testing is used for quality control and assurance of steel bar in accordance with the highest technical standards. This is also an effective way of ensuring that steel bar with material defects is rejected from further processing. Consistently flawless quality of the bar steel core and surface is essential for reliable component stability.

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