Accreditation

Nadcap AUDIT & ACCREDITATION PROCESS

The Nadcap audit and accreditation process has been designed to benefit from industry input at critical points, while minimizing customer workload where possible. Ultimately, industry representatives make all the key decisions regarding which processes require audits and which Suppliers receive Nadcap accreditation.

ABOUT THE Nadcap AUDIT & ACCREDITATION PROCESS

Subscriber Role

  • Mandate/accept Nadcap accreditation to suppliers
  • Reviews the audit package (audit report, non-conformances and root cause corrective actions)
  • Makes final decision on accreditation

Supplier Role

  • Liaise with PRI to schedule the Nadcap audit
  • Provide Nadcap auditor with pre-audit information (quality manual, procedures etc)
  • Liaise with PRI to close out any non-conformances

PRI  Role

  • Schedule audit with qualified auditor on convenient dates for all parties
  • Perform audit and submit report (Auditor)
  • Review report and liaise with Supplier to close out any non-conformances
  • Issue certificate to Supplier after approval from Task Group

SCOPE OF ACCREDITATION

Auditable activities are grouped as follows. Click on the special process to view the scopes that can be included in an audit.

In order to smoothly facilitate your upcoming Nadcap initial or re-accreditation audit, each Task Group would like you to be aware that eAuditNet contains numerous self-help documents to guide through the process. The path provided below will lead you to the relevant area where you will find links to numerous self-help documents pertinent to every stage of the Nadcap audit process. You are encouraged to take advantage of these valuable self-diagnostic references prior to your Nadcap audit. They may help you to avoid many of the most common findings and maximize your benefit throughout the audit while minimizing overall costs to your business.

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Aerospace Quality Systems

Aerospace Quality Systems Task Group

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The Aerospace Quality Systems Task Group recognizes the industry developed Aerospace Quality Systems standard AS/EN/JISQ9100 and AS/EN9110.  In, addition, Nadcap recognizes ISO 17025 for testing laboratories, including nondestructive testing laboratories.  The ISO 17025 scope of accreditation must cover the Nadcap scope of accreditation and be from an approved NACLA / ILAC accreditation body.

Suppliers who have an AS/EN/JISQ9100 or AS/EN9110 registration / certification from an IAQG approved Registration / Certification body, as listed on the IAQG Oasis website, or an ISO 17025 accreditation approved by NACLA / ILAC do not require an additional quality systems audit through Nadcap. (See NOP-002)

At the time of the audit, when a supplier does not hold a current approved quality system in accordance with NOP-002, an assessment to the Nadcap AC7004 is required.

To access the IAQG Oasis website, please click here

To access the ILAC website, please click here

The AQS Task Group is also the Technical Resource on Quality Issues for all of the Nadcap Task Groups.

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For more information on Aerospace Quality Systems, please contact:

Susan Frailey  Staff Engineer +1 618 615 4478

P. Michael Gutridge Senior Staff Engineer + 1 740 587 9841

Chemical Processing

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The Chemical Processing Task Group conducts audits to demonstrate compliance to SAE AC7108, which includes the following:

Anodizing

Chemical Cleaning

Chemical Milling

Conversion / Phosphate Coatings

Paint / Dry Film Coatings

Plating

Stripping

Surface Treatment / Passivation

Etching (Nital / Pre-Penetrant / Temper / Macrostructure / Blue Etch Anodize)

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For more information on Chemical Processing, please contact:

Mike Graham Senior Program Manager + 1 724 772 8646

Nigel Cook Senior Staff Engineer + 44 1332 869 274

Bill Dumas  Senior Staff Engineer + 1 724 772 8673

Robert Lizewski Staff Engineer + 1 724 772 8681

William Calvert Senior Staff Engineer  + 1 724 772 8524

Robert Nixon Senior Staff Engineer + 1 724 772 8596

Coatings

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The Coatings Task Group conducts audits to demonstrate compliance to AC7109, which includes the following:

Thermal Spray

Diffusion Coatings

Vapor Deposition

Coating Evaluation Laboratory

Stripping of Coatings

Heat Treating of Coated Parts

Dry Film Lubrication of Coated Parts 

Plating of Coated Parts

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For more information on Coatings, please contact:

Jim Lewis Program Manager + 1 724 772 8688

Robert Lizewski Staff Engineer +1 724 772 8681

Composites

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The Composites Task Group conducts audits to demonstrate compliance to AC7118, which includes the following:

Compression Molding (CMP)

Core Processing (CP)

Liquid Resin Processing (LRP)

Metal Bonding (MB)

Prepreg/Adhesive Bonding/Resin Film Infusion (PAR)

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For more information on Composites, please contact:

John Tibma Staff Engineer +1 724 772 7148

Conventional Machining as a Special Process

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The CMSP Task Group conducts audits to demonstrate compliance to the AC7126 series of checklists, which includes the following:

Holemaking

Broaching

Milling

Turning

Grinding, including grinding of coatings or after heat treatment

Edge Treatment, including automated, hand bench, and mass finishing

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For more information on Conventional Machining, please contact:

Andy Statham Senior Staff Engineer + 44 1332 869 276

Elastomer Seals

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The Elastomer Seals Task Group conducts audits to demonstrate compliance to AC7115 series of checklists

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For more information on Elastomer Seals, please contact:

Keith Purnell Staff Engineer + 1 724 772 8685

Electronics

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The Electronics Task Group (ETG) conducts audits to demonstrate compliance to the following:

AC7119 – Printed Circuit Boards

AC7119/1 – Rigid Printed Boards

AC7119/2 – Flexible and Rigid-Flexible Printed Boards

AC7119/3 – High Density Interconnect Printed Boards

AC7120 – Printed Circuit Assemblies

AC7121 – Cable and Harness

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For more information on the Electronics Task Group, please contact:

Phil Ford Senior Staff Engineer + 44 1443 225 545

Susan Frailey Staff Engineer +1 618 615 4478

Fluids Distribution

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The Fluids Distribution Standards Task Group conducts product audits to demonstrate compliance to SAE AS7112, which includes the following:

Couplings Fittings & Other Machined Components Hose Assembley

Hose Manufacturing

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For more information on Fluids Distribution Standards, please contact:

Keith Purnell Staff Engineer + 1 724 772 8685

Heat Treating

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The Heat Treating Task Group has developed the audit checklist AC7102, which includes the following:

Metal Systems (Carbon & Alloy Steel / Tool Steel / Stainless Steel / pH Steel Cast Iron / Aluminium Alloys / Titanium Alloys / Heat Resisting Alloys / Other Nonferrous Metals)

Heat Treating Processes (Normalizing / Annealing  / Hardening & Tempering / Solution Heat Treating / Aging / Carburizing / Nitriding  / Stress Relieving)

Heat Treating Equipment (Furnace / Pyrometry / Instrumentation / Atmospheric Control)

Brazing (Vacuum Brazing / Induction Brazing)

Hot Forming

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For more information on Heat Treating, please contact:

Jerry Aston Associate Program Manager + 44 1332 869 273

Marcel Cuperman Senior Staff Engineer +1 724 772 8678

Rob Hoeth Staff Engineer +1 724 772 8657

Stan Revers Senior Staff Engineer + 44 1332 869 271

Materials Testing Laboratories

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The Materials Testing Laboratories Task Group conducts audits to demonstrate compliance to Nadcap AC7101 series of checklists, AC7101/1-9, AC7101/11 and AC7006 checklists which includes the following:

Chemical Analysis

Mechanical Testing

Metallography (Micro & Macro)

Micro-Indentation Hardness Vickers, Knoop

Macro-hardness Brinell, Rockwell, Vickers 

Corrosion 

Mechanical Test Specimen Preparation 

Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) 

Specimen Response/Capability to Heat Treat

Fastener Testing

AC7006 – equivalent to ISO/IEC 17025: 2005

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For more information on Materials Testing Laboratories, please contact:

Jim Lewis Program Manager + 1 724 772 8688

Kevin Wetzel Senior Staff Engineer + 1 724 772 8652

Rob Hoeth Staff Engineer +1 724 772 8657

Robert Lizewski Staff Engineer +1 724 772 8681

Measurement & Inspection

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The Measurement and Inspection Task Group conducts audits based on the AC7130 series of checklists, which includes the following:

Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)

Checklist development:

Airflow

Laser Trackers & Articulated Arms

For more information on Measurement & Inspection, please contact:

James Bennett Senior Staff Engineer + 1 724 772 8651

Mark Aubele Senior Program Manager +1 724 772 8654

Nondestructive Testing

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The Non-Destructive Testing Task Group conducts audits based on the AC7114 series of checklists, which includes the following:

Liquid Penetrant Testing

Magnetic Particle Testing

Ultrasonic Testing

Radiographic Testing

Eddy Current Testing

Digital Radiographic Testing (DDA)

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For more information on Non Destructive Testing, please contact:

James Bennett Senior Staff Engineer + 1 724 772 8651

Phil Ford Senior Staff Engineer + 44 1443 225 545

P. Michael Gutridge Senior Staff Engineer + 1 740 587 9841

Andy Statham Senior Staff Engineer + 44 1332 869 275

Mark Aubele Senior Program Manager + 1 724 772 8654

Nonconventional Machining and Surface Enhancement

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The NMSE Task Group conducts audits based on the AC7116 checklist for nonconventional machining and the AC7117 checklist for shot peening, which include the following:

Nonconventional Machining

Electrochemical Machining (ECM)

Electrochemical Grinding (ECG)

Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) (Fast Hole / Sinker / Wire)

Laser Beam Machining (LBM) (Cutting / Drilling / Marking)

Surface Enhancement

Shot Peening (Automated, Computer Controlled / Flapper / Manual / Peen Forming)

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For more information on Nonconventional Machining and Surface Enhancement please contact:

Brian Manty Staff Engineer + 1 724 772 8689

Non Metallic Materials Manufacturing

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The Non Metallic Materials Manufacturing Task Group conducts audits to demonstrate compliance to the AC7124 series of checklists, which includes the following:

Manufacturing Resin

Manufacturing Prepreg

Manufacturing Adhesive Films

Manufacturing Core

Manufacturing Fibers (Currently Carbon Fibers Only)

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For more information on Non Metallic Materials Manufacturing, please contact:

John Tibma  Staff Engineer +1 724 772 7148

Non Metallic Materials Testing

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The Non Metallic Materials Testing Task Group conducts audits to demonstrate compliance to the AC7122 series of checklists, which includes the following:

Mechanical Testing

Physical Testing 

Chemical Testing

Thermal Testing

Flammability Testing

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For more information on Non Metallic Materials Testing, please contact:

John Tibma  Staff Engineer +1 724 772 7148

Sealants

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The Sealants On-Site Surveillance Task Group conducts audits to demonstrate compliance to SAE AS7200/1 (on-site inspection of aerospace sealant manufacturers) and SAE AS7202, which includes the following:

Adhesion Promoters Coatings & Coating Processes Peel Panels

Shear Specimens

Tensile Bars

Polyurethanes Silicones & Flurosilicones

Two Part Polysilfide Sealants

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For more information on Sealants Manufacturers and Sealants Distributors, please contact:

Keith Purnell Staff Engineer + 1 724 772 8685

Welding

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The Welding Task Group has developed process specific requirements based on the AC7110 series of checklists, which includes the following:

Torch / Induction Brazing

Flash Welding

Electron Beam Welding

Resistance Welding

Fusion Welding

Laser Welding

Friction / Inertia Welding

Diffusion Welding

Percussion Stud Welding

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For more information on Welding, please contact:

Ian Simpson Associate Program Manager + 44 1332 869 272

P.Michael Gutridge Senior Staff Engineer + 1 740 587 9841

Stan Revers Senior Staff Engineer + 44 1332 869 271