New Nadcap accreditation for Fine Tubes

10 November 2017

Fine Tubes has secured Nadcap accreditation for fluid distribution systems. This is in addition to accreditations the company already holds for heat treating, non-destructive testing, fusion welding and chemical processing.

This latest award is a highly significant measure of the Plymouth, UK-based company’s capabilities in the manufacture of titanium (Ti-3-2.5) hydraulic system tubing for the aerospace industry. Fine Tubes is one of the very few suppliers qualified to produce the high-pressure titanium tubing used in the hydraulic systems on the Airbus A350 and A380.

Together with its other four Nadcap accreditations, this new achievement qualifies Fine Tubes for the industry-recognised AS5620 industry standard required by Boeing for its suppliers of titanium hydraulic tubing.

Nadcap is an internationally-recognised accreditation system, administered by the Performance Review Institute (PRI), covering all key manufacturing and production processes used within the aerospace industry. To secure its fluid distribution systems accreditation, Fine Tubes was audited by an independent industry expert against a series of stringent checklists.