June 6, 2014
Steel bending company Barnshaws Metal Bending, West Midlands, U.K., has announced that it is prepared for the introduction of mandatory CE Marking for all fabricated structural steelwork on July 1.
According to the company, it is the first metal bending firm in the U.K. to have achieved total compliance with EN 1090-1; Requirements for conformity assessment of structural components, covering the supply of curved components to Execution Class 4 (Exc4).
The accreditation affirms that the company has systems in place to ensure that all materials used in manufacture are correct for purpose, with a traceable audit path, and that the product in question is fully compliant with its expected use.
In gaining the accreditation, the company placed particular emphasis on both the tensile and yield strength of products in the performance assessment of every aspect of the product range, using hundreds of samples fabricated to a variety of different radii.
The company has involved its entire supply chain in the CE Marking process to ensure that all product components acquired from third parties are in full compliance in terms of measurement and performance. All five of the firm’s U.K. operations have been audited for accreditation.