CalRAM of Camarillo California, is very pleased to announce that it has achieved another milestone in its pursuit of Additive Manufacturing Excellence by earning Nadcap accreditation from PRI (Performance Review Institute).
This is the first-time dual accreditation for Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) and Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (ePBF) has been achieved and proves, once again, that CalRAM is a world leader in production Additive Manufacturing for powder bed fusion.
The accreditation demonstrates our ability to meet the stringent requirements aerospace customers expect from a prime contractor, providing the highest quality LPBF and ePBF welding processing to AC7110 and AC7110/14 Audit Criteria.
Along with Nadcap accreditation CalRAM is also AS9100 certified and a Digital Product Definition (DPD) approved supplier.
Shane Collins, Director of Additive Manufacturing Programs commented “Four months after stating our intent to pursue accreditation to receiving this critical milestone in pursuing AM excellence is a phenomenal feat, particularly noting this has been completed on the very first attempt.”
Sergio Hernandez, Director of Quality Assurance for this initiative states “This accreditation is a critical strategic element for CalRAM to reinforce our high standards of excellence in the Additive Manufacturing Community”.
Nadcap accreditation demonstrates the commitment of the entire CalRAM organization to perform to the highest quality Additive Manufacturing standards and systems to support and exceed our customer’s needs and expectations.
Camarillo, California based MB CalRAM is a leader in powder bed fusion Additive Manufacturing metal printing services for the aerospace, defense, power generation, and oil and gas industries. CalRAM Holdings has more than 25,000 square feet of manufacturing space with the capacity to produce a full range of highly complex additive manufactured parts. The company operates both Laser an Electron Beam capabilities, in house multi-axis CNC machining, and CMM capability handling volumes ranging from prototyping to full-scale production.
About PRI and NADCAP
The Performance Review Institute was originally set up to administer Nadcap – the industry-managed special process and product accreditation program for the aerospace industry. Nadcap was developed by Government and Industry to continually improve quality while reducing costs. The organization is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the USA. As Nadcap grew internationally, PRI established offices in London, UK to serve Europe and in Beijing, China and Aichi, Japan serving the Asia-Pacific region
Nadcap is an industry-managed approach to conformity assessment that brings together technical experts from both Industry and Government to establish requirements for accreditation, accredit Suppliers and define operational program requirements. This results in a standardized approach to quality assurance and a reduction in redundant auditing throughout the aerospace industry because Prime contractors, Suppliers and Government representatives have joined forces to develop the program.