• Credit: US DoD
    Credit: US DoD

Queensland based specialist materials handling manufacturer RUD Chains has successfully achieved the AS/NZS ISO 3834 Part 2 welding certification.

ISO 3834 (Quality Requirements for Fusion Welding of Metallic Materials) specifies the quality assurance principles expected specifically for welded products globally. It is an internationally recognised quality standard for welding metallic materials by fabricators, manufacturers, constructors and maintainers.

RUD Chains has achieved the highest level, Part 2 (Comprehensive).

Prime contractors involved in Australian defence shipbuilding and land systems projects are increasingly requesting ISO 3834 certification as a minimum for companies wishing to work within their global supply chain. Additionally, this qualification will become the benchmark certification for many future large-scale Australian infrastructure and rail projects.

RUD says it has seen 'extensive demand' for its in-house engineering and fabrication expertise in the leadup to gaining certification. This has reportedly resulted in 'significant investments' in welding equipment, automated robotic welding and up to 500-tonne load testing capabilities. Additionally, RUD staff have obtained International Welding Engineer and International Welding Inspector qualifications.

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