04 June 2013
04 June 2013
Teledyne CML has received Nadcap composite manufacturing accreditation AC7118 PAR Rev C at its Bromborough, Wirral, UK facility.
CML says the composites facility, which was officially opened in October 2011 by HRH the Duke of York, has received the approval for processes, including prepreg layup, numerical control (NC) ply cutting, autoclave curing, NC machining, trimming and drilling.
“We are pleased to have received accreditation and are committed to producing the highest quality composite parts for all of our customers,” said Geoff Stewart, Managing Director of CML. “Nadcap accreditation underlines that commitment and provides CML with a highly recognisable discriminator in the aerospace manufacturing industry.”
CML received the AC7118 PAR Rev C accreditation after passing a Nadcap audit. CML says the Nadcap accreditation, along with its AS9100 Rev C accreditation, underlines its commitment to the highest-quality standards and positions the company to capitalise on the growth in use of composites, particularly within the aerospace industry, within which it primarily operates.
“Achieving Nadcap is no easy task. Nadcap accreditation is one of the ways in which the aerospace industry identifies those who excel at manufacturing quality product through superior special processes. Companies such as Teledyne CML work hard to obtain this status and they should be justifiably proud of it” said Joe Pinto, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Performance Review Institute, the not-for-profit organisation which administers Nadcap. “PRI is proud to support continual improvement in the aerospace industry by helping companies such as Teledyne CML be successful and we look forward to continuing to assist the industry moving forward.”
Alvant has been appointed to work on a two-year, £28 million project titled Large Landing Gear of the Future, which aims to deliver a 30% weight reduction and assist the aerospace industry’s drive to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
Hexadrone’s 3D printed Tundra prototype, manufactured by CRP Technology via laser sintering (LS) technology using Windform SP and Windform XT 2.0 carbon composite materials, has won the Red Dot Award 2018 in the drone category.
UK company Norco Composites has invested in a larger spray booth and a new cutting and kitting machine to enable the company to increase productivity in line with growing demand from its marine customers.