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Almost 9 out of 10 aerospace manufacturers risk serious defects

22nd March 2010

A poll conducted by the Performance Review Institute (PRI) in January 2010 showed that 88% of respondents felt that their company could do a better job of measuring escapes. An escape is where defective product has been shipped to the customer prior to being identified as faulty, hence it has “escaped”. Aerospace escapes need to […]

Do you check your suppliers’ Nadcap merit status?

8th March 2010

If not, you should! A recent analysis by the Performance Review Institute, which administers the Nadcap program, revealed that suppliers on merit: Typically receive three times fewer majornon-conformances in their Nadcap audits Receive approximately two times fewer total non-conformances in their Nadcap audits The Nadcap merit program exists to reward superior performance in Nadcap audits. […]

TWI hosts eQuaLearn Nadcap Audit Preparation – Welding class

4th March 2010

In order to assist the welding industry in areas identified as key opportunities for improvement, TWI is hosting the first eQuaLearn Nadcap Audit Preparation – Welding training. Part of a series of Nadcap Audit Preparation classes (which also cover chemical processing, heat treating and non-destructive testing), this two-day training program has been designed to assist […]

Nadcap announces new Task Group for Conventional Machining

1st March 2010

In response to feedback from customers including Avio, Eurocopter, GE Aviation, Goodrich Corp., Honeywell Aerospace, Israel Aerospace Industries, Lockheed Martin, Messier-Dowty, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Co., Rockwell Collins, Rolls-Royce Corp., Rolls-Royce plc, Snecma, Spirit AeroSystems, Volvo Aero and 309th Maintenance Wing-Hill AFB, Nadcap has launched a new Task Group for Conventional Machining. The audits will […]