ISO Certified: ISO 9000 vs. ISO 9001
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on March 2, 2023 | 3 min. read
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental organization that creates international standards for quality, safety, and other procedures in many industries.Read More
ISO Classifications for Workpiece Material Metals
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on November 10, 2022 | 2 min. read
Maintaining consistency and quality is essential across the metal industry. Having a metal supplier who is ISO certified is the key to ensuring quality assurance for your project or process. ISO classifications for workpiece metals inform fabricators and CNC machinists of the proper tools, speeds, and specifications to cut metal materials. Keep reading to learn more about ISO certifications, ISO-certified material, ISO workpiece material groups, and ISO material group classification charts.Read More
Why Your Metal Service Center Needs to be RoHS and DFARS Compliant
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on April 20, 2022 | 4 min. read
If you work with metal, chances are you’ve heard about DFARS and RoHS. But what do they stand for? And what do they have to do with where your metal is melted?Read More
What are ASTM Standards?
Posted by: Mark Anderson on September 9, 2021 | 2 min. read
In your experience in the metal industry, you’ve likely come across ASTM standard designations. You’ll find phrases like ASTM B194 for beryllium copper or ASTM B103 for phosphor bronze, but what are ASTM standards, exactly?
ASTM safety standards are crucial to ensure materials are high-quality, and performing exactly the way they’re supposed to in your facility. Below we’ll give you a quick review of what ASTM means, and why it should matter to you.
How to Read Mill Test Reports [Example]
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on December 14, 2020 | 2 min. read
What is It?
Mill test reports detail an important step in a metal product's journey: the step from the mill that melted the metal to the service center the mill sold the metal to. A mill test report is a quality assurance document that certifies a metal product's chemical and physical properties. Below, I'll outline what you typically see in a mill test report.
What Exactly is ISO Certified? And Why Does it Matter?
Posted by: Jim Wilber on June 17, 2020 | 4 min. read
In a global marketplace, checks and balances need to be in place. Otherwise, it would be difficult to maintain consistency and quality across industries and nations. International standards help to keep a level playing field, and one such organization is ISO.Read More
What Certifications Can Customers Get with Their Order? [Video]
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on September 25, 2019 | 2 min. read
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As you saw in this video, Mike details how Mead Metals works with customers who require material certifications. Below, I've provided an even more in-depth account of how we handle certifications.Read More
Is Your Metal Supplier ISO Certified?
Posted by: Brian Rothstein on June 26, 2018 | 1 min. read
Every single metal supplier isn’t going to carry a current ISO 9001 certification. It requires time and resources to obtain and maintain ISO certification, and depending on the specifics of their business, a metal supplier may opt-out of ISO. Here’s how you can find out if a metal supplier is ISO certified and a few details on why it matters.Read More
Navigating the Murky Waters of Government Regulation
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on December 8, 2017 | 2 min. read
Navigating the rules of government regulations, as they pertain to the metals and mining industry, can be tricky. You want to ensure the metals you source and sell meet all the necessary government and regulatory requirements. Below, I'll outline a few things you should be aware of.Read More
Ensure You're Getting Domestically Melted and/or DFARS Compliant Metal
Posted by: Mark Anderson on November 15, 2017 | 2 min. read
For many applications and end products, knowing a metal's melt source is important; for others, it might not matter much, if at all. But, in times when a metal's melt source matters, it matters a lot.Read More