R-TECH achieves Nadcap accreditation

Posted on 05 Nov 2018 and read 408 times
R-TECH achieves Nadcap accreditation Port Talbot-based R-Tech Materials has achieved Nadcap accreditation for the testing of non-metallic materials for the aerospace industry, which covers a range of mechanical tests on composite materials.

This accreditation is a requirement for entry into the safety-critical aerospace materials testing market; its assessors are industry specialists, applying the highest level of professional scrutiny to the test procedures and methods of approved laboratories.

They described R-Tech’s test procedures as some of the best they had seen. R-Tech has also been approved by UKAS for testing polymer and composite materials for many years, and it is recognised as a leading testing partner in the marine industry.

Supporting its testing services, R-Tech (www.r-techmaterials.com) can offer laboratory-based materials investigation services, including reverse engineering, failure analysis, product characterisation and problem solving.

The company also has extensive experience of partnering in publicly and privately funded research and development contracts.

Managing director Tony Franks said: “We have invested in the latest testing equipment and software, and our well-qualified and experienced staff have worked hard to develop our testing capabilities to achieve this accreditation.

"We are delighted that this confirms our position as a significant player in the market for testing composite materials.”

"Composites manager Geraint Havard said: “The aerospace sector represents some 70% of the composites testing market.

"We are already speaking to aerospace clients about their requirements, and we expect to see significant growth in the next couple of years.”

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