Bodycote’s heat-treatment operation in Wuxi, China, became the first subcontract facility in the country to gain Nadcap approval for its heat-treatment capabilities. The approval follows comprehensive audits of quality systems incorporating maintenance, hardness testing, pyrometry and training and complements Bodycote Wuxi’s existing major certifications, which include ISO 9001, TS 16949 and ISO 14001. The Wuxi plant houses vacuum, continuous, integral-quench and nitriding furnaces and is also equipped with its own comprehensive metallurgical laboratory and magnetic-particle inspection system.
Bodycote’s Wuxi plant, which is part of the company’s global Aerospace, Defense & Energy division, serves customers from a range of sectors including aerospace, automotive, medical and general engineering. The facility opened in 2006 and is located approximately 78 miles northwest of Shanghai. Nadcap is the leading worldwide industry-managed program for special processes in the aerospace industry.