Used to work for a company that built chillers and cooling systems for medical, pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries. We always had quality issues because they were always building to a cost standard rather than a quality standard, and it cost them a lot more in warranty repairs than they saved buying the cheapest parts and materials they could find. Outsourcing because a favorite tactic, usually to China or whichever third world company could do it the cheapest. Some of the garbage we received was so bad that many of us on the floor would just toss it in the scrap bin and make a new one because management was too stupid to listen to us. Saw a lot of poor welding, stainless steel assemblies that were a burnt black mess because they didn't even try to do an argon purge, lousy sheet metal fitup... but it was cheaper, and that was all that mattered.