Metal finishing plant secures Nadcap approval


The Nasmyth Group’s metal finishing facility in Southern California, has been awarded Nadcap accreditation for Chemical Processing.

The Nasmyth facility in the Valencia, California already holds Nadcap approval for paint and non-destructive testing.

Officially opened in March, the facility uses the latest technologies in processing, control, filtration and waste produce management. Nasmyth TMF (Technical Metal Finishing) provides a variety of treatments across its new processing lines, including: complex masking; Tartaric Sulfuric and Boric Sulfuric anodizing; chemical cleaning; surface finishing; painting; and quality testing including dye penetrant inspection and magnetic particle inspection.

The facility currently serves more than  60 aerospace and defense OEMs.

Nadcap accreditation  covers all of the key manufacturing and production processes used within the aerospace industry. To secure the accreditation, Nasmyth TMF underwent an audit procedure spanning the equipment and chemical treatment procedures it employs as well as the qualifications and experience of its staff.

Geoff Folkes, Executive Vice President at Nasmyth TMF, said, “The new fully compliant facility gives us an environmentally-friendly processing plant for the future with plenty of capacity for expansion. We plan to double the workforce over the next 10 years.”

Peter Smith, president of Nasmyth TMF, chairman and owner of Nasmyth Group, said, “This facility in California is so advanced that it underpins Nasmyth Group’s position as a world leader in providing the latest and most environmentally friendly, metal finishing treatments.”

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