In 2019, we were accredited by the National Aerospace and Defence Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) for the anodise metal treatment process.
We began our journey to accreditation after significant investment in a fully automated anodise line, complete with the latest data logging technology to record times and temperatures. A cross-functional team oversaw the full implementation of the anodise line and worked concurrently to ensure that the procedures and processes were updated in accordance with NADCAP’s stringent requirements.
As part of the process, we implemented new working practices and disciplines, while also providing training to the Metal Finishing Team with the improved working methodology that forms part of the NADCAP accreditation.
We received invaluable support from one of our major clients, through the provision of significant work packages comprising machined components that were subject to the Anodise process. This volume ensure parts were available to support the very stringent process quality audits, reducing our time to success.
What is NADCAP?
NADCAP is the leading, worldwide cooperative programme of major companies designed to manage a cost-effective consensus approach to special processes and products, while providing continual improvement within the aerospace and defence industries. The NADCAP process and product certification is awarded by the Performance Review Institute (PRI).
What does this mean for our customers?
Certification offers a whole host of benefits for our customers, including:
- Cost reductions and process efficiencies through improved standardisation
- Improved yield and significantly reduced rework
- Access to industry experts
- Quality improvements and sustainment through the application of NADCAP requirements
Simon Escott, Managing Director, said:
“We’re extremely pleased and proud to have obtained the NADCAP accreditation. We value the improved customer service we supply by offering a bespoke integrated engineering service to our customers. I am proud of my whole team and this accreditation goes a long way to demonstrate how far the employees have developed in adopting a customer-focused approach in this hugely competitive market.
We are now in the process of being approved to NADCAP in NDT before the end of October. Our focus will then move to obtaining NDCAP accreditation in the wet paint area, with the aim of applying for accreditation by mid-2020.