LONDON, UK – October 19, 2017 –Element Materials Technology’s Houston laboratory has been approved by IHI Corporation, Japan’s leading maker of jet engines, to conduct non-destructive testing (NDT) for the aerospace prime and its supply chain partners.
The approval for radiographic inspection enables the Houston laboratory to support testing for IHI’s suppliers in the aerospace sector. The facility was awarded Nadcap accreditation for aerospace NDT services in November 2016 and also holds the equivalent accreditation for its materials testing (MT) activities.
Rick Sluiters, EVP Aerospace, Element, commented: ‘’We are extremely proud of this achievement. The range of prime approvals in both NDT and MT testing at Element Houston means that we are better able to serve our customers in the Houston area by delivering substantial time and cost reductions for those clients who previously had to send their materials out of town to be tested and inspected.
With the acquisition of Exova, the Element Group is now the number one provider of aerospace testing services in the world. Our laboratories are strategically located to be close to our clients’ research, production and assembly facilities, enabling us to provide a local service on an international basis, improving efficiencies, and delivering cost savings for our clients.’’
Element Houston is a state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary testing laboratory. It specializes in non-destructive and materials testing for metals and polymers, dedicated to servicing the global Aerospace and Oil & Gas sectors.
In June 2017, Element Materials Technology acquired Exova Group Limited to create one, world-class global testing services partner. Element specializes in providing a comprehensive range of materials and product qualification testing, consulting, certification and calibration services to the global Aerospace; Fire & Building Products; Infrastructure & Environmental; Oil & Gas; and Transportation & Industrials sectors.
Element’s expanded network of 6,200 Engaged Experts operate out of nearly 200 laboratories in more than 30 countries and are trusted by organizations to test and advise on the safety, quality, performance and compliance of their products, systems and operations.
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“With the acquisition of Exova, the Element Group is now the number one provider of aerospace testing services in the world. ”