HATFIELD, PA – Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) was successfully audited and approved for continued accreditation by the Performance Review Institute Aerospace Program (PRI Nadcap). The renewed Nadcap accreditations demonstrate conformance for Nondestructive Testing services (Liquid Penetrant Testing, Magnetic Particle Inspection, Ultrasonic Testing) and Aerospace Quality Systems AC7004. The full-service testing and calibration laboratory also holds Nadcap accreditation in Materials Testing.
Nadcap is a global cooperative accreditation program that ensures the products and services provided by aerospace manufacturers and suppliers meet specified safety, quality and reliability requirements. Nadcap has developed industry-wide audit criteria which is strictly enforced to ensure that laboratories are performing testing and analysis according to the quality standards and specifications required.
In addition, AC7004 is designed to verify that suppliers maintain an effective quality system that ensures compliant inspection, as well as product and process integrity. AC7004 accreditation shows original equipment manufacturers that the accredited facility has passed a rigorous quality examination by PRI.
According to LTI's Director of Quality, Frank Peszka, "Lab Testing first received Nadcap accreditation for nondestructive testing in 1992 and materials testing in 1994. Our scope of accredited services has grown significantly over the years and the level of conformity of our procedures and quality system to audit requirements is reflected in the Lab's continued 24-month merit status in NDT with PRI." The Supplier Merit Program awards extended frequency between audits to suppliers based on length of participation as a Nadcap accredited supplier, number and severity of recorded non-conformances, and supplier cycle time.
LTI's Aerospace Quality Systems AC7004 certificates do not expire until January 31, 2019. The Nadcap accreditation certificates for Nondestructive Testing are now valid until January 31, 2018 and the Materials Testing certificate is valid through October 31, 2016.
ABOUT Laboratory Testing Inc. -- Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, PA is a family-owned independent testing and metrology laboratory in business since 1984. The laboratory offers materials testing and analysis services including mechanical, chemical, metallurgical and corrosion testing, nondestructive testing, root cause failure analysis, calibration services, dimensional inspection and test specimen machining. All test and inspection results are provided in certified reports. The laboratory specializes in metal and polymer testing, but also analyzes powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites and ceramics. LTI is accredited by the PRI Nadcap program in materials and nondestructive testing and by A2LA to ISO/IEC 17025 for mechanical, metallurgical and chemical testing, dimensional inspection and calibration services. LTI Metrology, a division of Laboratory Testing Inc., provides dimensional inspection services and NIST-traceable calibration services for measuring hand tools, masters and a wide-range of measuring instruments and equipment. On-site calibration, repairs, new instruments and replacement parts are offered. Information on Laboratory Testing services and accreditations is available at www.labtesting.com, email@example.com or 800-219-9095.