17 February 2015
17 February 2015
Cetim secured its reputation as a leading player in the aerospace arena by achieving accreditation from the National Aerospace and Defence Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap) for the fourth consecutive time.
Cetim was shown to conform to all criteria following four days of thorough audit conducted by a U.S audit organisation at Cetim’s site in Nantes, France. The accreditation bears on composite material tests (Non Metallic Materials Testing – NMMT: AC7122) and 19 mechanical and physico-chemical tests were assessed.
According to Cetim, this renewed Nadcap accreditation is a major recognition in the aerospace sector and positions Cetim firmly as a quality mechanical and physico-chemical test laboratory for composites materials - in an industry where the demand for testing is growing. The importance of composite or non-metallic materials is growing in aeronautical and aerospace manufacturing. Not only is the importance linked to the contribution to weight savings in structures or airframes, but also the resulting increase in energy efficiency and pollution reduction.
Cetim explains that this accreditation complements that already obtained for metallic material testing, meaning it holds a complete Nadcap-certified test offer in the aeronautical and aerospace world, something the organisation believes will further improve its positioning and activity growth with its partners, on behalf of the EADS and SAFRAN group of companies, amongst others.
In line with client requirements, Cetim’s complete test facilities dedicated to composite or non-metallic materials are all based on its Nantes site - which has treated more than 10,000 requests over the last year. A 50-strong team is available for mechanical, physical, chemical and thermal tests.
This Nadcap accreditation addresses all composite or non-metallic materials.
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