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In Process Control, Optical Comparator, Hardness Testing & Product Testing

six sigmaThe next time you purchase any product from Metro Bolt & Fastener, remember this; There are several quality test methods that are performed prior to your purchase. But first let's define what Metro Bolt & Fastener means when we say "Quality Control".

Quality, is a conformance with products' specifications. Control, is consistency with controlling the variables to ensure there are no defects. When we combine the two, Quality Control is a process of implementing product design dimensions and tolerances to produce products that are of consistently good quality within the design parameters. How do we ensure this happens? Lets' start here.

rosie the riveter2Metro Bolt & Fastener is a proud sponsor of the Farmington Hills Mercy High School robotics team. Like many schools around the country, Farmington Hills Mercy High School is joining the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Competition. F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) mission is to show students of every age that science, technology and problem-solving are not only fun and rewarding, but are proven paths to successful careers and a bright future for us all.

Having the Right Tools for the Job

buy fastenersIf you’re doing maintenance or repair work, having the right tools will make your job more efficient and ensure that it’s done right. The tools available to you have changed over time. But many essentials are still critical no matter what type of work you’re doing.

The tools you need are available at a relatively low cost, and investing in high-quality tools and supplies gives you tools that last, while preventing undue expenses from broken tools and loss of time.

blog-art-1Nuts, bolts, screws and other fasteners work in a wide variety of ways, from manufacturing uses, to hobbies and hobbying work for people who put in work around the house, to people in other areas of work and voluntarism across the world. In fact, simple resources like high quality fasteners, nuts, and bolts which have been around for thousands of years have worked in one form or another to help builders and others in a variety of ways.

buy-2During the summer of 1973 I took my first job in the fastener industry. My how time flies! Over the years I have witnessed some incredible changes in how buyers or purchasing agents conduct relations with their suppliers.

When I began making sales calls account managers would make normal visitations by “showing up” at an appointed day and time. It was not unusual for me to sit in a customer’s lobby for hours. While there, I visited with my peers, or more importantly, my competitors. We had a lot of time on our hands. We told each other jokes, shared newspapers, and we went to lunch and dinner with each other. We were a band of brothers.

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