Stork Chemical Processing Facility Secures Nadcap Accreditation

Stork Materials Technology is proud to announce the Nadcap accreditation of Stork Materials Testing & Inspection of Rancho Dominguez, California.

With the objective of providing an important service to aerospace and defense customers on the West Coast, SMT&I in Rancho Dominguez completed its new Chemical Processing facility and subsequent audits for Nadcap approvals of the addition in April. With the new laboratory and equipment, the Southern California laboratory was able to expand its Passivation, Pre-Penetrant Etch, and Chemical Processing capabilities. The new equipment includes an advanced system of tanks for removing shallow layers of material from large components, panels, and extruded parts. The new tanks can handle larger parts and most materials such as aluminum, steel alloys, titanium, and some exotic metals.

Chemical processing, etch, and passivation part of the testing process

On July 19th, SMTI-RD received written approval of their Nadcap accreditation for Chemical Processing. General Manager Jeff Kearns said, "We're very excited to offer these Nadcap-accredited services to our customers. At the Technology Day event in March, our guests got to see a sneak preview of the new equipment and lab; we are now fully operational and helping customers who have been anxiously awaiting our accreditation.

"The other Nadcap work that we do for aerospace and other industries-such as ultrasonic testing, radiography and other nondestructive testing methods-is closely related to chemical processing and etching. These services are a natural fit and will help us become a 'one-stop shop' for our customers. Our next goal is to add Macro-Etch capabilities in the near future to support customers who have GE, SNECMA and Rolls Royce specification requirements to meet."

What is Nadcap?

Nadcap (formerly NADCAP, the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) is a global cooperative standards-setting program for aerospace engineering, defense and related industries. According to the Performance Review Institute, Nadcap is "the leading worldwide cooperative program of major companies designed to manage a cost-effective consensus approach to special processes and products and provide continuous improvement within the aerospace and automotive industries." Nadcap accreditation allows Stork to provide specialized testing programs to aerospace and defense industries and help them to evaluate their components, forgings, castings, fasteners, valves, and base materials.

Stork knows how . . .

Stork Materials Testing & Inspection in Rancho Dominguez provides a unique combination of materials testing and consulting for clients worldwide. Our professional staff and state-of-the-art laboratories enable us to meet your needs. We specialize in nondestructive testing, supporting aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, government, and other industries on the West Coast and around the world. Stork Materials Technology laboratories in the U.S. and Europe provide materials selection and engineering, materials testing, performance testing, failure analysis and consulting, nondestructive testing and inspection, calibration, construction materials testing and engineering, polymer and advanced materials testing, dimensional inspection, surface treatment, product qualification and development, and more.


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