Our Quality

Ward Aluminum Company QUALITY

Ward Aluminum Company is committed to producing quality products, providing total customer satisfaction and continually improving the effectiveness of the quality management system.

To compete in today’s global economy, Ward Aluminum Company must find new ways to cut costs while consistently delivering a high-quality product. That’s why at Ward, we use WinSPC software on 8 different workstations! Ward Aluminum Company has 3 CMM's (Coordinate Measuring Machine). Our in-house CMM capabilities allow us to perform most dimension inspections on-site. We also take advantage of the ability to calibrate our own gages and fixturing, which saves cost.

WinSPC provides a lean, effective way for Ward Aluminum Company to:
  • Quickly Improve Quality
  • Reduce Variation
  • Increase Profitability
  • Improve product and process quality
  • Reduce waste, scrap, and rework
  • Improve customer satisfaction
At Ward Aluminum Company, we use GAGEtrak Calibration Management Software to manage gages, conform to quality standards, schedule calibrations, reduce costs and increase efficiency. Customizable reports within GAGEtrak allow Ward to evaluate and stay ahead of trends, providing valued knowledge to guarantee the accurate forecasting of workloads, the reduction of manufacturing costs and product returns and to secure compliance with international calibration and vendor standards.
Whether it’s modifying tools, seeing chamfers, examining tools for wear or flaws or checking tool geometry, this method removes the need for frequent recalibration due to temperature and humidity changes throughout the work shifts.
With this machine, tool runout and vibration are reduced allowing for faster and smoother cutting speeds. Cycle times can be reduced while maintaining the quality and accuracy required in today’s competitive markets.
Ward Aluminum Company demands fast, precise elemental analysis of our aluminum melts every hour, 2 shifts a day. Using our Spectrolab Metal Analyzer we’re able to control the chemical make-up of each furnace and analyze and approve incoming ingot for use in melting.
Ward Aluminum Companys in-plant real-time X-ray equipment by Gulmay, offers quick, efficient and effective nondestructive test (NDT) inspection of castings. Real time x-ray inspection assures metal integrity and checks for flaws such as shrink, porosity, internal cracks, core misplacement and solidification problems. In addition, the system uses no expensive film or chemicals so the process is environmentally friendly and results in instant feedback for foundry process control and inspection. Combining the usage of imageWarp software, the multiple window interface allows Ward to see simultaneously the display of static and live images, charts, and measurements.

We Are Certified

Our IATF 16949:2016 registration is proof of our commitment to providing world-class quality, superior customer service, and utmost customer confidence.

Our registration certificate is proudly displayed in the lobby and is available to download here for your convenience.