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Hi-Tek Manufacturing Offers Customers Nadcap Welding Audit Accreditation

Hi-Tek Manufacturing has served the gas turbine industries since 1980. Our commitment to giving customers the highest quality products is evident with our ISO certifications and Nadcap accreditation. ISO certification means a company follows international standards to ensure their products or services are reliable, safe, and high quality. Companies who do business internationally can then understand the quality they are getting when purchasing from and ISO certified company from another part of the world.


Nadcap, which stands for the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program, was started in 1990 by SAE International. It is a cooperative accreditation program which is used globally for anyone in the defense, aerospace engineering, or closely related industries. Administration of the program is done by the Performance Review Institute (PRI).

Membership within Nadcap includes prime contractors that are responsible for coordinating with suppliers in the aerospace industry to develop audit criteria for products and special processes that are industry wide. Nadcap then, through PRI, provides independent certification of manufacturing processes for aerospace and related industries. This distinction helps to provide customers and consumers with the highest quality manufactured components possible.

It all begins with an audit by an approved auditor who is an industry professional. Any concerns or issues that arise during the audit are reported and PRI administers and closes the report with the supplier. When this is done, PRI presents the information to a special process task group. This group is made up of industry professionals who review and vote on it to be approved or denied.

Nadcap provides accreditation for a wide range of industries related to aerospace and defense industries such as coatings, composites, heat treating, nondestructive testing, welding, and more. PRI is headquartered in the U.S., but has offices in London, Japan, and Beijing.

Hi-Tek Manufacturing offers Electrical Discharge Machining, Laser Processes, CNC Milling, CNC Turning, CNC Grinding and Associated Process Support Services. Hi-Tek Manufacturing also offers quality standards, certifications, and inspection services for a variety of processes, including welding. Contact us for more information on how we can meet your needs.

We’re Doing Something Right When it Comes to Quality!

At Hi-Tek Manufacturing, we take our business very seriously. Since 1980, we’ve been serving the gas turbine industries, offering conventional and non-conventional CNC specialty machining for Hot Gas Path Components.  We’re a Six Sigma based company, working to ISO, AS, and NADCAP Standards. We deliver the highest quality and most cost-effective solutions to aviation and land-based turbine manufacturers.

What makes Hi-Tek Manufacturing unique in our industry is our passion for quality, and the fact that we monitor and maintain quality control ourselves. We do not outsource the QC function; everything is done in house, using several quality tools. (Take a look at the “Quality” page on our website for more detailed information.)

One of the performance-driven metrics we use is “Total Monthly Defects” – see the chart posted here:

hi-tek 1-2013A “defect” is defined as any part non-conformance that requires disposition prior to shipping the part to our customer. Dispositions that may be included in this performance metric are rework, repair or scrap. The chart above reflects a Total Monthly Defects performance goal of 1% and the corresponding Hi-Tek Manufacturing actual performance for the 10-month period of April 2011 through January 2012.

Looking at our performance, we know we’re doing something right when it comes to quality! We’re avoiding non-conformances and we’re meeting our quality performance goals every day.  Our customers know they can count on high-level performance and exceptional quality when you work with Hi-Tek Manufacturing. We’ve got the QC function under control in house, and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

We invite you to contact us to learn more about our quality standards. Email us at sales@hitekmfg.com or call us at 513-459-1094.