One Step Towards Nadcap

In the upcoming week, KLH will begin training for a Nadcap certification in non-conventional machining. Receiving Nadcap certification will allow KLH to provide EDM machining services - including wire EDM, sinker EDM, and small hole EDM drilling - on life or flight critical components.

"Despite our AS9100 certification, the aerospace industry has always had a concern about the EDM process causing a weakened heat-affected zone," said EDM Manager Davin Karvala. "I've always been confident in our process and technologies, but by following a standardized set of rules we hope to demonstrate that confidence to the Boeing’s and Lockheed’s of the world."

KLH intends to complete Nadcap certification by the end of 2012.