Element is proud to be one of the largest Nadcap approved suppliers in materials and product testing and inspection for the Aerospace industry.
Established in 1990 by SAE International and administered from the Performance Review Institute (PRI) in Pittsburgh, Nadcap is a worldwide cooperative accreditation program for the Aerospace and Defense industries. The program brings industry and government experts together to establish and define operational requirements.
Nadcap performs routine auditing for all suppliers, evaluating the condition of the facilities, training programs, internal quality systems, and more to ensure conformity to the rigorous industry-wide standards. The standardized approach allows Nadcap approved suppliers, like Element, to maintain a consistent level of quality throughout their operation.
Element’s Nadcap approved laboratories
Element currently has over 35 Nadcap accredited laboratories in ten countries and holds over 55 Nadcap accreditations in materials testing, non-metallic materials testing, non-destructive testing (NDT), chemical processing, and Aerospace quality systems (AQS).
Our wide-spread network of Nadcap approved laboratories satisfy the requirements of global suppliers both within and outside of the Aerospace industry. Obtaining Nadcap accreditation enables us to make certain that the materials and products we test for our clients are safe, quality compliant, and fit for purpose.
Our experts and Nadcap
In addition to our large network of Nadcap approved laboratories, our engaged experts actively participate in developing the requirements and standards set by Nadcap. Element technical leaders serve as voting members in many of the Nadcap task groups, including aerospace quality, NDT, metallic testing, non-metallic testing, and chemical processing.
If you’re interested in receiving Nadcap accredited testing and inspection services, Element is ready to assist. Contact our experts for more information or to request a quote.
Nadcap accredited testing
Mechanical testing services
- Charpy impact testing
- Fatigue testing
- Fracture toughness testing
- Hardness testing
- Tensile testing
- Non-metallic testing
- Combustive (LECO) analysis
- Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption (GFAA)
- Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP)
- Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) analysis
- Thermal analysis methods
- Chemical etching services
- Liquid penetrant inspection
- Magnetic particle inspection
- Radiographic inspection
- Ultrasonic inspection
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