Teledyne CML Group (CML, Birkenhead, Wirral, U.K.), a division of Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc. (Huntsville, Ala.), announced on May 9 that it has received Nadcap composite manufacturing accreditation AC7118 PAR Rev C. The accreditation applies to CML’s nearby composites facility in Bromborough, which was officially opened in in October 2011 by the Duke of York. The scope of the approval includes prepreg layup, NC ply cutting, autoclave curing, NC machining, trimming and drilling.
“We are pleased to have received accreditation and are committed to producing the highest quality composite parts for all of our customers,” said Geoff Stewart, managing director of CML. “Nadcap accreditation underlines that commitment and provides CML with a highly recognizable discriminator in the aerospace manufacturing industry.”
CML received the AC7118 Rev C accreditation after passing a rigorous Nadcap audit. CML maintains that Nadcap accreditation, along with its AS9100 Rev C accreditation, underlines its commitment to the highest quality standards and positions the company to capitalize on the growth in use of composites, particularly within the aerospace industry within which it primarily operates.
“Achieving Nadcap is no easy task. Nadcap accreditation is one of the ways in which the aerospace industry identifies those who excel at manufacturing quality product through superior special processes. Companies such as Teledyne CML work hard to obtain this status and they should be justifiably proud of it,” said Joe Pinto, VP and COO at Warrendale, Pa.-based Performance Review Institute, the not-for-profit organization that administers Nadcap. “PRI is proud to support continual improvement in the aerospace industry by helping companies such as Teledyne CML be successful, and we look forward to continuing to assist the industry moving forward.”
Teledyne CML is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc., based in Thousand Oaks, Calif. CML manufactures machined, composite and fabricated components and assemblies for aerostructures and aircraft systems on a wide range of civil and military fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Its Composites Division operates from a 6,000m2 (almost 64,585 ft2) purpose-built facility in Bromborough. Its Machining and Fabrication Divisions operates from a facility in nearby Birkenhead.
For more information about Teledyne CML Group, visit the Web site: www.cml-group.com.