We've all heard the phrase, "you get what you pay for," and metal purchasing is no exception. To help you understand how the price of metal products is oftentimes related to quality, take a glance at the following handy infographic.
Price of Metal Product Quality
Quality metals that meet precision specs need more frequent quality inspections, with specialized equipment, and require more raw material. The extra scrap, labor, and inspections become the responsibility of the service center before the product hits your floor. Thus, the quality and price of metal products are closely connected.
When materials are available at a lower price, you may wish to step back and ask what corners may have been cut to justify the lower cost. After all, the connection between quality and value is the telling factor for cost. Higher quality metals are going to carry a higher value, so when we say "you get what you pay for" it's in terms of the overall value of the material.
Mead Metals and Quality Metals
Here at Mead Metals, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the level of quality metal products they need for every application. We have a 99.76% quality rating, and that's in large part to our dedication to quality standards. We make sure that every piece of material we send out is up to international standards with our tried-and-true forms of quality assurance.
Three-Pronged Material Checks
We check every order a minimum of three times before we let them leave our doors. These checks include a thorough verification for thickness and width to the order specs and a confirmation of material hardness. When it comes to metal, every detail matters in terms of durability for your project.
Verifying Quality Needs
If we ever encounter material that's below the quality needs of a customer, we either rework or replace the metal or source new material that exceeds our standards. All of our product is visually inspected for moisture, rust, stains, and dents. And during processing, we check for mill marks, scratches, wave twists, and burrs in the metal product.
Quality and cost in the metal industry are closely tied together, and for clear reasons. Typically, lower-priced products are simply made of subpar materials. With higher prices, you know there’s value add services and standards going on behind the curtain. This is in large part to the effort, attention to detail, employee involvement, and equipment that companies use to verify and guarantee that your metal is up to standard.
If you’re looking for the perfect balance between quality and cost, give Mead Metals a call. Our attention to detail and dedication to quality assurance is unmatched, and ensure that any material you buy from us is worth every penny. Contact us today and get a free quote on the quality metal products you need for your next project.