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Nadcap Recognises Element Lancaster Excellence

  • Tuesday, 24th July 2018
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Element Lancaster has achieved the best possible result of zero findings in its most recent Nadcap audit, demonstrating the laboratory’s position as one of the leading aerospace material testing facilities in Europe.

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, UK, an ISO 10725 accredited centre 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.

‘’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,” says Rick Sluiters, EVP Aerospace. “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 provides 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.

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