Instron Ticks the Nadcap Box

Instron understands the multi-discipline requirements needed to succeed with Nadcap approval and has developed a service package for the aerospace industry to help your business towards achieving and maintaining Nadcap accreditation for your materials testing system(s) and laboratory.

Alignment assessment

Alignment test of load string in conformance with the latest ASTM standards and Nadcap requirements:

  • ASTM E1012 requirements and calculations for assessing testing frame and specimen alignment
  • Nadcap AC7101 for mechanical testing
  • Nadcap AC7122 for non-metallic testing
  • Nadcap AC7109 for coating evaluations testing

Instron’s on-site alignment service is carried out by our factory-trained and qualified engineers who will verify your system to the appropriate Nadcap standard.

System calibration

Instron has a full suite of calibration procedures to meet Nadcap’s requirements and we are the only provider of strain gauge channel calibration for even more precise compliance.

Preventative maintenance

Combine calibrations with an annual maintenance programme and you can be assured that your measurements and results are accurate and repeatable.


Commitment to testing safely / confidence in test setup and operation / proficiency in the evaluation of test results. Our experienced service engineers conduct regular classes at our Instron facilities or at your site helping to support your company’s health and safety policies.

Software support

An Instron software support agreement provides you with immediate support that can help you improve efficiency and productivity within your laboratory.

Additional service you may wish to consider:

Compliance Builder

You may also want to consider Compliance Builder if you are using our Bluehill software this will ensure that you have application data security and integrity, configurable electronic signature capture and audit trail reporting.

Whatever your Nadcap compliance requirements Instron can assist you with the Nadcap process and help you to plan ahead and complete the tests.

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