The result comes after the laboratory completed a three day audit process which evaluated the compliance of testing processes, systems and equipment to the stringent international standards found within the aerospace industry.
Element Lancaster, an ISO 10725 accredited center of excellence for fatigue and fracture mechanics, was originally awarded its Nadcap accreditation in 2007. The laboratory is accredited for an array of material testing services including: curve (resistance to fracture) testing; high cycle fatigue; fracture toughness; crack propagation/crack growth testing; low cycle fatigue; standard specimen machining; and low stress grinding and polishing.
Rick Sluiters, EVP Aerospace, commented: ‘’It is extremely challenging to achieve a perfect result in a Nadcap audit and we are justifiably very proud of the team for this achievement. Passing the sesquiannual audit with such distinction validates our continued commitment to quality and safety as we strive to fulfil our mission of becoming the most trusted testing partner in the world.’’
Element is a provider of aerospace testing services globally, with laboratories located across the Americas and Europe, delivering a comprehensive range of materials testing, product qualification testing and calibration services for the industry. With 32 Nadcap accredited laboratories, the highest of any independent materials testing company in the world, services include metallographic evaluations; fatigue and fracture toughness testing; creep and stress rupture testing; non-destructive testing; EMI/EMC testing; and hydraulics and pneumatics.
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