If you use products each day, year after year, you cannot afford to take any risks. Certainly not for critical parts in, for example, the automotive industry, medical sector or infrastructure. We exclude risks as much as possible through high-quality certifications, our test facilities and periodic audits. In this way, we guarantee the highest possible quality, every time again.
At NFB, we take our profession and ourselves seriously, which is something that needs constant attention. That is why we are IATF16949 and ISO14001 certified, and why we have ourselves audited on numerous points periodically. An external company carries out the audits. The focus areas change every year. In this way, all disciplines are discussed on a rotating basis.
Quality must be tested. It is often established in standards which specific requirements a product must meet, including the associated surface treatments. We are familiar with many of the (automotive) standards of OEMs and customer-specific requirements. In addition, the processes we carry out are monitored with great care by computers and process operators every day.
We can perform the most common tests in our laboratory. In some cases, an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory is specifically required. Unfortunately, we are not accredited, but that is why we can keep the costs low. Moreover, we test with the same equipment and methodology as the certified laboratories.
Our tests include:
- Coating thickness measurements
- Diamond test (GT0 – GT1) ISO 2409
- Scratch resistance ISO 1518-1
- Pull off test ISO 4624
- Surface tension (test ink)
- Pencil hardness ISO 15184
- Elasticity [E] ISO 1520
- Elasticity [CD] ISO 6860
- Stone chip test ISO 20567-1B
- Salt spray test ISO 9227 CASS test ISO 9227 (aluminum parts)
- Vapor test ISO 6270-2
- Water immersion test ISO 2812-2
- Corrosion cycle test ISO 11997-1B
IATF 16949 Certification
IATF stands for International Automotive Task Force. The standard aims to maintain a high level of quality in the supply chain and applies to all companies that produce production or service parts for the OEM market. This certificate is recognized worldwide.
ISO 14001 is the internationally accepted standard with requirements for an environmental management system. The International Organization for Standardization developed it. The environmental management system is used to create an appropriate environment policy for the organization and guarantee its implementation.