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A-Scan Laboratories - First Facility in the World to Receive Nadcap Accreditation for Eddy Current Inspection

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A-Scan Laboratories, Inc.
24426 S Main Street
Carson, CA, 90745

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Press release date: December 13, 2013

Los Angeles, CA -- A-Scan Laboratories, Inc., a world-class provider of full spectrum, non-destructive testing (NDT) services, is the first facility in the world to receive Nadcap accreditation for eddy current inspection, a status recognized by the majority of global aerospace primes as a mark of quality assurance excellence.

A-Scan now becomes the first facility in the Western US to receive Nadcap accreditation in five nondestructive testing (NDT) methods including:
  • Eddy current
  • Magnetic particle
  • Liquid penetrant
  • Radiography
  • Ultrasonic inspection
Nadcap accreditation represents a concerted, cooperative effort throughout the global aerospace and defense sectors to improve quality, while reducing costs.

Most aerospace prime contractors and secondary tier suppliers now adhere to Nadcap as it defines a standardized approach to quality assurance and establishes:
  • High Quality requirements
  • Standardized approach to Quality Assurance
  • Improved performance throughout the supply chain
  • Baseline requirements for accreditation
  • Expert auditors to ensure familiarity with special processes and conducting technically superior in-depth quality audits.
“Achieving Nadcap accreditation is not easy; it is one of the ways in which the aerospace industry identifies those who excel in superior special processes,” said Michael Collingwood, President of A-Scan Labs.

A-Scan’s in-depth inspection expertise across all metallic and composite materials, and current manufacturing and fabrication methods, will ensure compliance with the highest aerospace and equivalent specifications.

“This is an important breakthrough for A-Scan Laboratories since it raises our profile and reputation within the aerospace industry and enables us to obtain greater recognition for our expertise in nondestructive inspection,” added Collingwood.

About A-Scan Laboratories, Inc.
Established in 1999 and expandedin 2007 to provide a full range of nondestructive inspection services, A-Scan has nearly 30 years of experience in ultrasonic, radiographic, eddy current, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant and shearography inspection with a focus on the aerospace and energy industries. A-Scan is a leader in the inspection of aerospace composites and eddy current inspection. A large percentage of A-Scan's customers are OEM`s and high end machine shops that have stringent quality requirements such as Boeing, Rolls Royce and Lockheed Martin. A-Scan is NADCAP accredited in all NDT methods and is listed as an approved supplier on Boeing's D1-4426 list of approved processors.
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