Applying academic education into real world applications This week Helensvale State High School Year 10 Student Tyler Maple joined the GCI Group for work experience. Utilising the skills he learnt in his School Graphics class during the week long Work Experience placement at GCI Group. After some initial work placement training in SolidEdge (3D CAD Software) Tyler modeled t...continue...
NEW ISO CERTIFICATION
The GCI Group is proud to announce that we now have additional ISO certifications:
Achieving the environmental management systems certification demonstrates the GCI Group are aware of the potential impact we can have on the environment, and we strive to reduce our impact whilst conducting our day to day business such as laser cutting & fabrication.
Here at the GCI group one of our core values is to have zero negative impact on the environment.
The Occupational health and safety management system is a demonstration of the GCI Groups awareness and proactive strategy regarding our working environment and all people connected to our working environment. This also directly aligns with the GCI group's zero impact values: We strive to have zero negative impact on the community, environment, clients and our people.
The GCI group have been certified to ISO 9001 for many years now, we have simply updated this certification to the new 2015 requirements. This quality management system is fundamental to the success of our day to day operations here at the GCI group.
Obtaining certification in the above mentioned ISO standards serves two important purposes for the GCI group:
The first purpose being that with these systems in place we can better control the quality of product that's delivered to our clients. For example, when a client in Brisbane, the Gold coast or anywhere in Australia requires laser cutting, fabrication and more. They can rest assured that the items will be manufactured to the exact specification required due to the systems we have in place.
The second purpose is for the ability to perform work for tier one clients within the mining, construction, defence and aviation sectors. These market segments often demand suppliers that have up to date certification across quality management, environmental, health and safety systems.
In Other News
GCI Group have made a significant investment in new technology & machinery to ensure we are at the forefront of the laser cutting industry, let us introduce the STOPA automated storage system and the new Trumpf 8KW fibre laser. This new equipment has more than doubled the laser cutting capacity of the GCI group! We now have automated sheet metal storage connected to our 4...continue...
Exciting News! GCI's latest addition to expand our capabilities has arrived, the Lismac edge rounding machine! Many of the laser cut parts that GCI process then go on to be powder coated or painted. Best practice as acknowledged in AS2312.2:2014 states that sharp edges must be removed to ensure coating adhesion. The GCI Group have invested in the LISMAC edge rounding machine...continue...