At the end of 2016, nine Nadcap Technical symposia took place in the USA, Europe and Asia, covering both the East Coast and West Coast of the USA, three European countries and two Asian countries.
These symposia were free of charge to offer companies that are not normally able to send a representative to Nadcap meetings the opportunity to gain technical information/knowledge that will help them better prepare for a Nadcap audit. 70% of the attendees had not previously attended a Nadcap meeting, although 85% confirmed that their facility had held, or currently held, Nadcap accreditation.
In total, more than 400 delegates attended the nine symposia, which were held in Dallas, Torrance and Orlando in the USA, China, Japan, Naples in Italy, Bangalore in India, Munich, Germany and Derby, UK. The symposium in Naples was conducted in Italian and the one in Munich in German.
The specific technical focus varied per symposium but information about chemical processing, heat treating, non-destructive testing and welding was included. As well as technical content such as audit preparation, checklist review and an overview of common non-conformances and how to respond to them, a number of Nadcap Subscribers presented their policies on Nadcap, including Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, MTU Aero Engines, Leonardo Aircraft, Leonardo Helicopters Triumph Group, MHI, The Boeing company, Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney.
Feedback from the delegates was very positive, with 88% satisfied with the symposium they attended and comments such as “I felt that the sessions were really informative. We had struggled to understand some of the changes and also some historical requirements in the new check sheets for Chemical processing. We were able to ask questions and get clarifications to help with our upcoming NADCAP chemical processing audit.” and “An excellent mixture of content from Subscribers, Suppliers and PRI (Technical)”
In response to a number of comments in support of continuing to hold the regional Technical Nadcap symposia, additional events will be scheduled in 2017 in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
|April||Nagoya, Japan||Heat Treating|
|April||Shanghai, China||Heat Treating|
|May||Cincinnati, Ohio, USA||Nondestructive Testing and Material Testing Laboratories|
|July||Toulouse, France||Nondestructive Testing and Material Testing Laboratories|
|July||Seville, Spain||Welding and Heat Treating|
|August||Seattle, Washington, USA||Nondestructive Testing and Chemical Processing|
|September||Wichita, Kansas, USA||Composites and Chemical Processing|
|November||Manchester, UK||Nondestructive Testing and Heat Treating|
For more information, please contact:
Americas: Kellie O’Connor email@example.com
Asia: Liu Le firstname.lastname@example.org
Europe: Adrien Boespflug email@example.com