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RJ Lee Group's materials experts recommend the materials best suited to client-specific service environments.
Manufacturing competition requires companies to balance material cost with increasing performance and reliability. Our materials experts can provide clients with a scientific basis for materials selection, or help them define the operating environment boundaries on which to base their selection. We also help clients establish material acceptance criteria that will ensure that the quality of raw materials they receive from their suppliers matches the performance requirements of the finished product.
Ready for Change
Distribution channels can become disrupted when a supplier goes out of business or stops providing a required material. For some clients, this forced change in materials can lead to a re-evaluation of the whole materials selection process. Others, such as the medical device industry, must prove to regulators that the new material is at least equal to that used in products already on the market. In either situation, our experts consult with our clients to determine the nature of processing during manufacture and the performance characteristics that are required. The solution may be as simple as comparing known properties of the old and new materials. Or, we can investigate the material source and the fabrication process to understand the behavior of the substitute material including any quality control checks. Areas considered in the selection of materials include:
- Material performance
- Process control
- Quality control
- Environmental safety
- Service life
- Product liability
We'll Help You Decide
Material decisions happen every day for every component developed. RJ Lee Group experts are available throughout the product cycle to ensure materials consistency and reliability.