New $100 minimum order

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Sep 13, 2018 12:29:36 PM

After 34 years, we changed our minimum order from $75 to $100.

It was overdue. Consistent increases in costs incurred of cutting, packaging, material certificate storage and retrieval, packing list and invoices (generating a record of all these details) has risen over the years.

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Topics: metals purchasing tips, PMI, maximum for the minimum

How a Niton XRF metal analyzer is used in metal distribution for PMI (Positive Metal Identification)

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Nov 21, 2013 11:19:00 AM

A Niton XRF metal analyzer used in metal distribution

An article in 2012 about a Naval supplier misidentifying materials prompted the discussion internally about what procedures and services we could implement in order to remedy a situation like this. It offers peace of mind in knowing that the material you are buying is actually what you are buying. Without this high tech piece of equipment, you would have to depend on the reliability of your supplier and their entire supply chain to get it right every time. It is simple math that the more products that are handled, the greater chance for misidentification.

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Topics: metal identification, PMI, reverse engineering, third party inspection

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