Swift Engineering receives Nadcap accreditation for composites

Swift has added the Performance Review Institute’s (PRI) Nadcap AC7118: audit criteria for composites to its existing AS9100 & ISO9001 certifications.

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Swift Engineering (San Clemente, Calif., USA) reports that it has successfully passed the aerospace industry’s most stringent composite manufacturing quality controls for special processes and gained Nadcap accreditation. Swift has added the Performance Review Institute’s (PRI) Nadcap AC7118: audit criteria for composites to its existing AS9100 & ISO9001 certifications for its manufacturing of large, complex composite structures.

Swift says that achieving Nadcap accreditation is critical to the continued growth of the company and demonstrates its commitment to prime aerospace global clients. As a part of its growth strategy, Swift has also begun expanding its manufacturing resources in Southern California with the installation of two new ASC autoclaves, laser tracking inspection and laser projector devices for composite material layup, and the construction of product lamination rooms and an Instron materials testing lab expected to be completed by next year.

“Firstly, I want to congratulate and recognize the entire Swift team who has worked diligently across all departments to further our commitment to aerospace composite manufacturing excellence to achieve Nadcap accreditation,” said Swift president, Jan Wesley Refsdal. “PRI’s rigorous Nadcap certification process is the only official special process certification audit approved and managed by the aerospace industry and highlights the importance of aerospace’s tight product tolerances.”

In addition to gaining Nadcap accreditation, Swift is also an active voting member of Nadcap’s Composites Task Group (CTG). In this role, Swift contributes to Nadcap audit checklist development and procedural review.