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Nasmyth TMF secures Chemical Processing Nadcap approval

Posted 24 June 2019 · Add Comment

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

This complements the Nadcap approval that Nasmyth TMF already holds for Paint and Non-Destructive Testing.

Officially opened in March in the Santa Clarita Valley, it is positioned to serve the aerospace and defence markets, not only of the US West Coast but also the rest of the US and Canada.

Utilising the latest technologies in processing, control, filtration and waste produce management, Nasmyth TMF provides a variety of metal finishing treatments across its new processing lines, including: complex masking; Tartaric Sulfuric and Boric Sulfuric anodising (TSA and BSA); chemical cleaning; surface finishing; painting; and quality testing (non-destructive testing, dye penetrant inspection and magnetic particle inspection).

Currently serving over 60 aerospace and defence OEMs, Nasmyth TMF has  now achieved zero discharge of any potentially toxic waste into the water system; an achievement which sets it apart from other similar manufacturing plants in the region.

The internationally recognised Nadcap accreditation system covers all of the key manufacturing and production processes used within the aerospace industry. To secure this new accreditation, Nasmyth TMF underwent a rigorous 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, commented: “We are extremely proud to receive this Nadcap approval as further recognition of the quality of our new metal processing facility here in Valencia, California. 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 and as we grow, we will be looking to recruit team members locally as the Valencia community is known for its manufacturing and aerospace skills. We will compliment this with excellent training from local establishments.”

Peter Smith, President of Nasmyth TMF and 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.”

Nasmyth Group includes three specialist metal treatment companies: Nasmyth TMF in Southern California, Nasmyth West Middlesex in Uxbridge, UK and GEB Surface Treatments in Nottinghamshire, UK. The Group has been investing globally to ensure that its processes are the most technically advanced in the world.

UK investment and expansion
Nasmyth West Middlesex facilities are being expanded and with the support of Nasmyth Group, the company is investing in new equipment to deliver specialised metal coatings along with decorative and corrosion preventative solutions.

The facility is not only seeing the refurbishment to its existing site but is building on an adjacent site to allow further expansion. The company is also Nadcap-approved for Chemical Processing and NDT, validating its ability to provide a comprehensive service for aerospace & defence and associated industries in the South of England.

Offering a range of critical metal processes for a variety of applications, Nottinghamshire-based GEB Surface Treatments, Nasmyth Group’s third specialist treatment facility, is investing in new larger processing tanks to provide increased capacity and an opportunity to treat larger components and is planning  further expansion and to build on its established base of long-term customer relationships.

Equipped with both manual and automated plants, GEB Surface Treatments is able to offer a highly competent processing service along with technical engineering and production skills.

Peter Smith, Chairman and Owner of Nasmyth Group, commented: “Our continuing investments in our specialist metal treatment businesses will strengthen Nasmyth Group’s position as a world leader in providing the latest technology, and most environmentally friendly, metal finishing treatments. Nasmyth Group are proud to have the capability to work with all of the highest performance metals, we are also able to do so in a way that respects the needs of the planet.”

Having developed long-term strategic partnerships with a number of its aerospace customers, Nasmyth Group manufactures everything from airframe assemblies to engine and instrumentation components for commercial airliners, business jets, military aircraft and helicopters. In addition, the Group provides a reverse engineering service for legacy aircraft and is fully equipped to fulfil repair, overhaul and retrofit contracts.

Nasmyth Group has been showcasing its aerospace experience and expertise, both in terms of precision engineering as well as metal treatments, at the International Paris Air Show held last week.


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