Laboratory Testing Inc. Receives Nadcap Accreditation for Z2 Low Stress Grinding & Polishing

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HATFIELD, PA, December 9, 2018 – Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) has expanded its scope of Nadcap accreditation with the addition of Z2 Low Stress Grinding and Polishing for fatigue specimen preparation. LTI’s fracture mechanics lab performs High-Cycle Fatigue, Low-Cycle Fatigue, Fatigue Crack Growth and Fracture Toughness Testing services. The in-house machine shop prepares specimens required for these tests and other mechanical testing services.

LTI’s Nadcap scope of accreditation in Materials Testing is extensive, covering a wide-range of chemical analysis, mechanical testing, metallography and corrosion testing services, as well as evaluation of welds, specimen heat treating and specimen preparation. In addition to (Z2) Low Stress Grinding and Polishing, the Lab’s Nadcap accreditation for specimen preparation according to AC7101/7 approves LTI for (Z) Standard Specimen Machining, (Z1) Low Stress Grinding, (Z3) Cast Specimens and (Z4) Special Preparation. Precision specimens are prepared in LTI’s 12,000 sq. ft. machine shop, which is built for high speed and large capacity specimen preparation.

“Maintaining an extensive list of Nadcap accreditations is just one of the ways LTI demonstrates its commitment to quality and continuous improvement. We continue to invest in new equipment and technologies, skilled experts, and training to meet the unique needs of our aerospace primes and their supply chains,” said Ed Deeny, Quality Manager.

Nadcap is a global cooperative standards-setting program for aerospace, defense and related industries used to assess special process capability for compliance to aerospace audit criteria. Nadcap accreditation is awarded based on a company successfully demonstrating compliance by passing a thorough audit.

In addition to Nadcap, LTI is also ISO/IEC 17025 accredited by A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation). This accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined calibration and testing scope and the operation of the laboratory quality management system.

About Laboratory Testing Inc. --

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, PA is an independent, family-owned materials testing and metrology laboratory in business since 1984. The laboratory specializes in metal testing, but also analyzes powdered metals, polymers, composites and ceramics. The services offered by LTI include mechanical testing, metallurgical testing, chemical analysis, corrosion testing, nondestructive testing, specimen machining, failure analysis, dimensional inspection and calibration. Test and inspection results are documented in Certified Reports. LTI is NADCAP accredited, ISO/IEC 17025 accredited to A2LA, and in compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. LTI Metrology, a division of Laboratory Testing Inc., provides NIST-traceable dimensional inspection and calibration services. On-site calibration, repairs, new instruments and replacement parts are offered.