The publication presents the most important quality determinants in the metalworking industry. It discusses the structure of processes involved in the technology of metals. The purpose of the publication is to identify the quality determinants for this processes and to identify the main parameters defining quality in the discussed industry. On this basis, criteria for assessing the effectiveness of the quality management system that can be applied in the metalworking industry have been proposed. During the analysis of technological quality determinants, the following processes were analyzed: cutting, turning, planning and chiseling, pulling and pushing, drilling, countersinking, reaming, milling, machining of helical surfaces, machining of screw surfaces, abrasive machining, grinding, honing and oscillating superfinishing, lapping and abrasive polishing, rotational and vibratory smoothing of containers, treatment of loose abrasive grains, erosion treatment, electroerosion treatment, electrochemical treatment, blasting, protective and decorative coatings, metal protective coatings, inorganic protective coatings, organic protective coatings.Keywords: Quality determinants, metalworking industry, process quality, product quality, quality management system
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