Genitest and Nadcap MTL 

Aerospace Metals and Materials Testing Laboratories - Failure Analysis - Expertise - Research

Aircraft  microhardness profile ASTM E384  turbine engine  scanning electron microscopy SEM  EDS EDX-Ray  test and analyses of helicopter specimens  inconel alloy 718  advanced materials and metals jet


Nadcap is the most complex certification for an enterprise. Nadcap is the leading worldwide cooperative program of major companies designed to manage a cost-effective consensus approach to special processes and provide continual improvement within the Aerospace industries and Defense.
"The Nadcap vision is to “develop a world-class special processor supply-base for the global aerospace industry using a cost-effective industry managed accreditation process”.
In comparison with other quality systems, Nadcap adds in the concept of competence "technical exams" to the equation. The technical requirements address the competence of staff, methodology and test/calibration equipment.
Laboratories use Nadcap to implement a quality system aimed at improving their ability to consistently produce valid results. Since the standard is about competence, accreditation is a formal recognition of a demonstration of that competence for the aerospace and defense.

Labs Certified to Nadcap
can ensure NIST Traceability
must pass Exams per 2 years is compared to Nadcap Labs
must be within 2 sigma
  If lab is not Certified
It did not prove trace to NIST
It did not prove competence
It is not recognized worldwide
It is not within 2 sigma