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Philip Bralsford

Job Title:Metallurgical Consulta…
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Member since:April 2010

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Trading name:Philip Bralsford Co…
Areas covered:Ayrshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Camarthenshire, Cambridgeshire, Cardif Swansea, Central (Angus, Argyll, Perth, Sterling), Central / Valleys, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, East Sussex, Edinburgh and Lothian, Essex, Glasgow and Surrounding Areas, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Lowlands, Merseyside, Mid Wales, Middlesex, Monmouthshire, Norfolk, North East (Moray, Aberdeenshire), North Wales, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Pembrokeshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex (East and West), Swindon, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshiremore »
Desired contract duration:3 - 6 months

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Philip Bralsford Consultancy is a leading provider of expertise in the following technical disciplines: ◦Metallurgy & Metallurgical Processes ◦Manufacturing Quality Improvement ◦Welding Engineering ◦Audits ◦Vendor Inspections ◦Metallurgical Training We offer a comprehensive range of professional technical support services including: ● Metallurgical Consultancy; with experience in a wide range of product market sectors & metallurgical processes ● Welding Engineering & Responsible Welding Co-ordination (RWC) Services ● CE Marking Requirements & Fabricated Steelwork to BS EN 1090-1; technical support in achieving the CE marking standard ● Manufacturing Quality Improvement; we have experience in a range of product quality improvement, defect prevention & quality control techniques ● CARES Product Certification Scheme: System Developments & Gap Analysis Audits; expertise in the quality and technical requirements for CARES approval ● Management Systems Development & Audits; we offer Gap Analysis audits, technical support in systems development, & Internal Audits to the following standards & requirements: ISO 9001; ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001; ISO 3834; BS EN 1090-1 & CE Marking, & CARES Scheme for reinforcing steels ● Technical Product & Process Audits; audits with a technical focus aimed at delivering improvement opportunities in products & processes ● Supplier Quality Audits & Vendor Inspections; with our extensive expertise in both auditing & manufacturing we offer our professional support on supplier quality approval audits, surveillance audits, corrective action management & vendor inspections ● Metallurgical Training; we offer bespoke courses tailored to your requirements & opportunities for development through distance learning Contact Philip Bralsford for more information or to discuss your technical support enquiry: e-mail:philip@philipbralsford.co.uk tel: +44(0)114 2356111 tel: Mobile +44(0)7963 099930 Visit our website at www.philipbralsford.co.uk more »


  • Metallurgy & Metallurgical Processes
  • ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 audis
  • ISO 3834 audits


  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Professionally qualified Metallurgist (MIMMM)
  • Lead Auditor

What Makes Me Great:

• Professionally qualified Metallurgist (MIMMM) and Chartered Engineer (CEng), with over 20 years metallurgical and quality management experience in the metals and engineering manufacturing sectors and supplying quality demanding markets including: aerospace, offshore, automotive, power generation, heavy engineering, medical implants and construction. • Metallurgical knowledge and manufacturing experience for a wide range of metal alloys including steel, stainless steels and non-ferrous (Ni-based alloys, Co-based alloys and Ti-based alloys.) • Diverse experience in manufacturing processes, metals testing and inspection including: steelmaking, ingot casting of large forging steel ingots up 300t in weight, investment casting, continuous casting, open die forging, closed die forging, hot rolling, wire rod manufacture, wire drawing, heat treatment, MIG/MAG welding, mechanical testing and non-destructive testing. • Welding expertise and professional qualification, with an IIW Diploma of International Welding Inspector certification and with extensive experience in the manufacture of welded fabrications for construction applications, including the assessment of the competence of welders, weld quality, weld sampling and testing, and welding procedures. • Highly experienced and qualified management systems Auditor with Lead Auditor qualifications • Quality improvement specialist, with a record of success in generating manufacturing cost savings based on product quality improvements achieved from the application of metallurgical knowledge and experience and the use of quality analysis tools (e.g., Pareto analysis, SPC, Root cause analysis, Fishbone diagrams, FMEA etc.) • Extensive experience in liaising with customers and suppliers on technical developments and quality issues. • Successes in new product development having established the process parameters and technical/quality requirements for the supply of new products into the automotive, offshore, power generation and construction sectors. • Experienced in developing and presenting metallurgical training courses to a professional standard having achieved recognition for the courses written by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) for the continuous professional development of its members. • Qualified in Health and Safety Management with an IOSH ‘Managing Safely’ qualification. • Foreign language fluency in German and French. more »

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