Following approval for an additional 24 codes, global testing group Exova’s Teesside Laboratory now holds one of the largest Nadcap accredited scopes for metallic materials testing in Europe.

The new Nadcap accreditation for mechanical testing, metallography, sample preparation and chemical analysis offers a complete range of tests that can be performed on metallic materials used in the Aerospace industry.

New services within the full suite of Nadcap accredited tests include elevated temperature tensile testing up to 650 0C, alloy depletion and a doubled inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) capability. The recognition comes in response to customer demand for an expansion in accredited services and is further confirmation of Exova’s role at the forefront of testing within the sector.

Gary Merchant, General Manager of Exova’s Teesside Laboratory, comments: “This is a significant step forward for Exova as a leading testing provider. Our Nadcap accreditation demonstrates the Exova approach to quality and standards in technically demanding services for a wide range of customers and we are proud to have achieved this level of accreditation.”

Within the aerospace sector, Exova provides an unrivalled range of accredited testing services on metallic, polymer composite and ceramic matrix composite materials, including mechanical, non-destructive chemical analysis, metallography, structural testing and failure analysis. Exova has 17 Nadcap accredited laboratories globally, more than any other aerospace testing provider and has an international reputation for excellence within commercial and military aerospace testing. Laboratories hold approvals from leading aerospace primes and conduct accredited testing to ISO 17,025 standards.