Fabrication of aluminum roofs for the metro cars of a major Canadian city
Tests and Adaptability of SBB
In order to successfully complete this project, SBB created a team exclusively dedicated to this project, with engineers and welding experts who worked for over a month to determine parameters such as welding speed, rotation speed, pressure, flexion and geometry of the welding tools and heads.
SBB also had to modify many of its North-American processes in order to adapt them to the customer’s European processes and standards.
Finally, in order to ensure the roofs 100% compliance with customer’s tight specifications, SBB had to conduct on a regular basis inspections such as radiographic inspection, ultrasonic inspection, magnetic particle inspection and liquid penetrant inspection.
SBB never compromised on quality and attention to detail given the importance of such values in the land transportation industry and their fit with SBB’s core values. We are very proud to say that none of the tests mentioned above failed during Phase I of the above project, that was completed by the end of 2017.