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Thomas Boone

Thomas Boone is casting technical specialist for General Motors International Operations.

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2nd Edition CQI-27: Casting System Assessment is Now Available

Posted by Thomas Boone on Mar 28, 2018 2:55:19 PM

The CQI-27 Special Process: Casting System Assessment 2nd edition provides requirements for foundry suppliers of OEM automotive castings. It is a collective effort by OEM and Tier 1 customers to create common process requirements for foundries, requirements which our shared experiences tell us will benefit the foundry industry for their OEM automotive customers.  The objective is to have robust processes which minimize the risk of casting defects in automotive applications.

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New Casting System Assessment CQI-27: Voice of the Customer

Posted by Thomas Boone on Feb 15, 2016 4:14:38 PM

The CQI-27 Special Process: Casting System Assessment provides requirements for foundry suppliers of OEM automotive castings. It is not a detailed description of the entire foundry process. Rather, the focus is on common failure modes that cause OEM customers to receive non-conforming castings from foundries. It is written from an OEM and Tier One perspective. It is the voice of the customer and includes specific activities that the foundry industry needs to improve upon. 

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New Casting System Assessment: Voice of the Customer

Posted by Thomas Boone on Oct 7, 2015 11:05:56 AM


The CQI-27 Casting System Assessment
and training — created from the customer’s perspective — is now available.

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