An integral part of the comm building process is checking the skew. After all the bars and mica are stood up into a segment pack we check the skew to ensure the bars are straight and not leaning to either side. It's a tedious process and takes a trained eye and patients to look at each and every bar individually. It's a step that can not be skipped because if a bar is out of skew it will cause major problems throughout the process and the comm would then need to be rebuild from the beginning.
Is it Tough Pitch Electrolytic Copper, silver bearing like Alloy 116? Our copper has 25-30 oz. of silver per metric ton for maximum strength and heat resistance. If your manufacturer isn't using silver bearing copper, consider asking for the upgrade.
ICC prides ourselves on using only the best possible materials. Providing quality to our customers is what we bank our reputation on, cutting costs is not an option. We believe quality over lesser price will always win in the long run.