Fastco Laboratory Implementation and Techniques

Fastco has recently created and implemented a functional laboratory to perform metallurgical reviews on product. This is used to verify production specifications from cold forming, material grain flow, thread lap specifications, and outside processes such as heat treat and plating processes.

Fastco is capable of sectioning and mounting samples for microscopic analysis. Tests Fastco is capable of performing include grain flow, microstructure of steel, decarburization (visual), thread laps to ISO6153-3 3.6, and plating thickness.

These verification tests allow Fastco to ensure good forming techniques, and ensure that supplier processes meet requirements in a much quicker response time than waiting for results from an outside laboratory.

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Above Image: Lab Coordinator reviewing a prepared sample microscopically.

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Above Image: Lab Coordinator preparing a sample for review.

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Above Image: Sampling of prepared mounts ready for microscopic review

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Above Images: Plating Thickness Verification

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Above & Below images: Steel Mircrostructure

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Images above and below: Grain Flow

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Above Picture: Sectioned Thread Profile