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Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: West of Chicago
Originally posted by Apps
I make aluminum wheels for a living for the automotive OEMs...it sounds like they had some bad castings get out. By the fact that they said it's a "non visible" defect it tells me it can probably be seen in X-Ray. X-Ray is used to determine the quality of the casting and it sounds like someone's operator fell asleep....
too bad the machine shop that finished them didn't catch that... alot of times it seems like the place where I use to work would find bad castings for one reason or another in every bin of raw parts .. mostly porosity... something the castings company should have never sent over .. reckon their QC figured we catch it when we'd mill, drill, bore, or push inserts and didn't bother...
some got welded and others got sent back to be remelted...
Hopefully they found where the error was caused and were able to insure it wouldn't happen again.. (something their ISO should be able to track down easily) that's gonna be one hell of an expensive recall.. especially if someone gets' hurt and decides to sue
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