Physical Digital Achieve Nadcap Accreditation

The UK’s Physical Digital company has announced that it is the first company in the world to have been awarded a Nadcap accreditation for Measurement and Inspection using 3D Structured Light (3DSL).

Physical Digital have provided 3DSL measurement services to the aerospace industry for many years, completing repeatability studies, batch measurement, inspection and analysis on industrial components from single turbine blades to complete jet turbine engines and full aircraft. Physical Digital provide an exemplary service that has built a reputation over the years as the leading service provider of 3D Structured Light scanning services within the UK. As a business the company has grown substantially over recent years, and this has allowed the company to improve its facilities and refine business processes to ensure that it continues to deliver the highest level of accuracy and traceability to their customers.

Physical Digital operates a state-of-the-art metrology facility optimized for 3DSL optical measurement with environmental monitoring and controls including precise temperature control, diffused airflow distribution, optimized lighting and humidity monitoring to ensure any effects are understood and mitigated.

Physical Digital received a Nadcap accreditation for demonstrating their ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications. Physical Digital’s Managing Director Tim Rapley comments: “Physical Digital is the first and only company in the world to achieve a Nadcap accreditation for Measurement and Inspection using 3D Structured Light. Using industry-leading GOM metrology systems, we specialize in capturing high-accuracy surface data for a wide variety of industrial sectors such as aerospace and power generation. All measurement data captured is completed under the rigorous constraints and stringent business processes, with all data traceable back to the international standard. This accreditation is the highest accolade that we could have hoped to achieve as a business and as Managing Director and company founder, it fills me with pride. It is also well-deserved recognition for the hard work and dedication of our highly-skilled and experienced team of Metrologist and Engineers. Achieving a Nadcap accreditation of our 3DSL services will provide our customers with the added assurance that Physical Digital deliver the highest quality data with unprecedented levels of traceability”.

“Nadcap accreditation is universally acknowledged as a significant undertaking. Validating compliance to industry standards, best practices and customer requirements, Nadcap has long been incorporated by the aerospace industry into their risk mitigation activity. Congratulations are therefore due to Physical Digital as their hard work has resulted in achieving Nadcap accreditation for Measurement and Inspection using 3D Structured Light and their supporting company Quality Management System,” commented Michael J. Hayward, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Performance Review Institute.

About Nadcap

Created in 1990 by SAE International, Nadcap is administered by the not-for-profit Performance Review Institute (PRI). PRI is a global provider of customer-focused solutions designed to improve process and product quality by adding value, reducing total cost and promoting collaboration among stakeholders in industries where safety and quality are shared goals. PRI works closely with industry to understand their emerging needs and offers customized solutions in response.

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