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AMETEK SMP Superior Tube Re-awarded Two Nadcap Accreditations

Collegeville, Pennsylvania – AMETEK SMP Superior Tube, a leading manufacturer of small diameter precision metal tubing for the aerospace and defense industries as well as other sectors, has announced two successful reaccreditations from Nadcap, formerly known as the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program. Superior Tube met all Nadcap’s requirements based on the exacting standards around heat treating and welding/brazing.

Nadcap provides independent accreditation and certification of special manufacturing processes and products to companies working across the aerospace and defense sectors. Superior Tube was re-awarded the heat treating and welding/brazing reaccreditations based on its ongoing commitment to continual improvement in the aerospace industry, as demonstrated in specific manufacturing processes. These include chemical processing, metal coatings, conventional machining, heat treating, non-destructive testing and welding.

Scott Bussinger, Quality Manager at Superior Tube said: “We are very proud that we have once again been awarded these prestigious accreditations from Nadcap and are proud of our track record in manufacturing high performance, bespoke metal tubing to challenging specifications. We look forward to continue working with Nadcap to ensure that we remain fully accountable in our heat treating and welding processes in our commitment to operational excellence in all of our manufacturing activities.”

The Nadcap program is run by the Performance Review Institute and was established in1990 to develop and monitor an industry-wide set of criteria, providing independent certification of conformity across a range of special processes in the aerospace and defense sectors.

About Superior Tube

Located in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, Superior Tube produces high-performance tubular products using premium raw materials and metals. Superior Tube’s small diameter tubes are used in critical applications across a wide range of industries, from aerospace to energy; oil & gas to medicine.


AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP) comprises six manufacturing business units in the United Kingdom and the United States of America: Reading Alloys, AMETEK SMP Eighty Four, Fine Tubes, Superior Tube, Hamilton Precision Metals and AMETEK SMP Wallingford. Collectively, the businesses represent a leading force in the manufacture of advanced metallurgical products for critical applications across a range of industries.


AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. AMETEK has more than 17,000 employees at more than 150 operating locations worldwide. Supporting those operations are more than 100 sales and service facilities across the United States and in 30 other countries around the world.

For more information, contact

Bettina Schadow, Marketing Communications Manager SMP, Plymbridge Road, Plymouth, Devon PL6 7LG, United Kingdom.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1752 876418 § Fax: +44 (0) 1752 73301

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