Why Choose a NADCAP Certified Company?

Why Choose a NADCAP Certified Company?

National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) standards are industry-recognized best practices and quality requirements. They ensure that the products and services of a company meet the necessary caliber mandated by the aerospace industry.

The purpose of the NADCAP program is to homogenize the industry approach to quality assurance. By bringing together senior leaders and technical experts, the NADCAP management council (NMC) implements policies and procedures based on strict industry consensus standards.

What is NADCAP Certification?

NADCAP certification is relevant for companies that provide specialized services like:

Heat treating, conventional machining, and aerospace quality systems standards also have relevant standard requirements on the NADCAP checklist.

For a company to earn NADCAP certification, it must undergo a rigorous auditing and review process. A few of the key steps in this process include:

  • Meeting audit criteria determined by a consensus of industry experts
  • An on-site audit conducted by approved individuals using a standardized checklist
  • Taking any necessary corrective actions recommended by the engineers who reviewed the data

If changes must be made to ensure quality and performance standards, NADCAP requires a five-part corrective action process:

  1. Root cause
  2. Immediate corrective actions
  3. Action is taken to prevent a recurrence
  4. Product impact evaluation
  5. Objective evidence submittal

Once the process is completed and all necessary corrections have been implemented, certification can be awarded. This level of accreditation is a means for companies to establish trust and credibility within the aerospace industry. 

NADCAP auditing and certification also give manufacturers the chance to examine their workflow and processes to evaluate what is (or is not) working. They can refine areas that need improvement, and get industry recognition for the quality they’ve already achieved.

Why Choose a NADCAP-Certified Provider?

Choosing a NADCAP-Certified company guarantees that you will be working with a service provider who already meets a high standard of excellence. Additionally, companies that have undergone the NADCAP audit process have an in-depth understanding of the path needed to grow moving forward. They also have received industry-approved advice on how to best improve the overall functionality of their systems.

Quality is a crucial consideration when it comes to production in the aerospace industry. You need a guarantee that the company you’re working with understands and upholds the necessary standards to provide you with top-notch services. NADCAP certification is that guarantee—every certified company has been carefully scrutinized and meets the highest criteria.

Arizona NADCAP-Certified Service

ChemResearch Company is NADCAP certified in both chemical processing and non-destructive testing. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, we are a single-source metal plating and finishing service provider for a variety of industries including:

  • Aerospace
  • Defense
  • Medical
  • Electronics
  • Aviation
  • Heavy equipment

Founded in 1954, CRC is the largest special processing facility in Arizona. We offer over 33 plating and chemical processing services, as well as pickup and delivery, testing, silk screening, light assembly, and part identification.

As the proud holders of a NADCAP certification, our mission is to continue to grow and develop, consistently evolving to meet market quality and the strict requirements of the industries we serve.

Contact us today to learn more about our services, certifications, or how we can best meet your metal finishing needs. Call 602-253-3423 to speak to one of our representatives and learn what we can do for you.


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