The Quality Lab at Blue Ridge supports both the casting and machining operations. Our highly trained staff uses the latest equipment to ensure compliance with the industry’s most demanding specifications.
- 3-Coordinate Measuring Machines with full surface profiling capability
- Romer Laser Digital Surface Scanner
- Optical Comparator
- Mahr Surf Digital profile generator
- 2- X-Ray Machines
- Lab Quality Spectrograph
- Polishing Lab capable of metallographic samples
- Microscopy to 500X
- ISO 14000
ISO 14000 Certification:
The ISO 14000 family addresses various aspects of environmental management. The very first two standards, and ISO 14004:2004, deal with environmental management systems (EMS). ISO 14001:2004 provides the requirements for an EMS and ISO 14004:2004 gives general EMS guidelines.
The other standards and guidelines in the family address specific environmental aspects, including: labeling, performance evaluation, life cycle analysis, communication and auditing.
TS 16949 Certification:
In 1994, AIAG was selected by the Chrysler, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Supplier Quality Requirements Task Force to oversee the publication and distribution of the QS-9000 and related quality manuals and to administer the delivery of QS-9000 sanctioned training. Since that time, AIAG’s quality offerings have expanded to include ISO/TS 16949 and related manuals, as well as more than 30 training offerings related to quality.
The TS16949 standard is a robust automotive specific standard based on an ISO 9001 foundation. Blue Ridge maintains these high standards as a part of their Tier 1 status with GM.