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Nadcap - Gap Analysis

The NPL Product Verification team has recently completed a Nadcap Gap Analysis with Aeromet International Ltd, a world leader in the production of aluminium castings. The company has many customer approvals from leading Primes, and holds Nadcap accreditation for a range of special processes. Aeromet turned to NPL for help in preparing for the Nadcap M&I standard following notification from one of their prime customers that accreditation was required.

NPL's measurement experts performed a 'Gap Analysis', which follows the Nadcap audit process to identify where there are any potential gaps in current practices that may lead to Non-Conformance Reports (NCR) in a formal audit. During the process, the NPL team coached the business in industry best practice, and produced a final report, which details potential NCRs and suggested improvements.

Aeromet International

NPL is working with Aeromet through Sharing in Growth UK Ltd, which is an ambitious Regional Growth Funded programme to support 64 UK Aerospace companies to drive productivity and global competitiveness.

Following the work by NPL, Paul Dolphin, Aeromet Quality Manager said:

"We really appreciate the expertise the NPL team brought to the process. We are now confident that we know exactly where we can focus our efforts, and we are well on track to meet our Nadcap M&I quality improvement objectives this year."

Find out how NPL measurement experts can help you meet the new National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap) Measurement & Inspection criteria

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Last Updated: 7 Jul 2016
Created: 19 Apr 2016

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