Oxford, MI – Barron Industries, a global supplier of precision ferrous and non-ferrous Investment Castings, has received NADCAP certification for its Nondestructive Testing Process (NDT).
NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) is an industry-managed supplier approval program. Barron received certification for its Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection process — a low-cost inspection method used to locate surface-breaking defects in all ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
Because NDT does not permanently alter the article being inspected, it is a highly valuable technique that saves both money and time in product evaluation, troubleshooting and research.
“NADCAP certification allows Barron to reduce lead times and costs to its customers by performing and controlling this critical inspection process in-house,” said Barron Industries President and CEO Bruce Barron. “This accreditation supports our continued expansion into the aerospace market for thin-wall, high-strength structural precision castings.”
AS9100 certified since 2014, Barron Industries also complies with NADCAP specifications for its other in-house NDT processes including X-ray and Magnetic Particle Inspection. Barron currently manufactures steel, gray iron and aluminum aerospace investment castings. “No industry is more concerned with component reliability and process repeatability than the aerospace industry,” said Barron. “At Barron Industries, we provide aerospace OEM’s and their sub-contractors highly engineered investment castings of uncompromised quality and outstanding value”.
Barron’s aerospace investment castings are used in the air environmental system on two Boeing aircraft: the Boeing Apache helicopter and the Boeing 767 tanker jet. Other components manufactured by Barron Industries include:
Exhaust components – inlet and outlet tubes, diffusers
Hydraulic pump housings
Door latches and hinges
Passenger seat components
Cargo securing and handling hardware
Fluid pump and control components
Barron Industries produces high-precision, performance-critical Investment Castings, rapid prototypes, machined components, complete assemblies, welded fabrications and other value-added services. With comprehensive single-source capability, Barron offers complete turnkey product manufacturing of components for aerospace, defense, automotive, oil and gas, nuclear, medical and other industries with demanding high-quality standards.