Women in Engineering

Keighley Laboratories Limited joined other local engineering companies in a recent event to promote engineering as a career choice for young girls.

Girls ages 14 to 17 attended an engineering information day hosted by GESIPA® GB- Kei.  Debbie Mellor, Managing Director, gave a presentation on the heat treatment and metallurgical testing work undertaken by Keighley Laboratories.  Other female engineers participating were from GESIPA, who produce rivets and fasteners for the automotive industry, Produmax who undertake precision engineering for the aerospace sector and DePuy Synthes who specialise in medical engineering.

The event included hands-on workshops, a factory tour and a session for parents to help them understand engineering as a career choice for their daughters.

Debbie Mellor said, “Engineering offers a fascinating and varied career.  I want more young girls to consider engineering as a real option and events like this will help to inspire them in their choices.”

Women in Engineering presentation

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Keighley Laboratories extends scope of Nadcap approvals

Keighley Laboratories Limited is delighted to have achieved Nadcap recognition for their commitment to continual improvement in aerospace quality.

Technical Services team celebrating the Nadcap Accreditation expansion

Tim Clegg, Quality Manager at Keighley Labs explained,

“We have extended our prestigious MTL Nadcap accreditation scope by adding Chemical Analysis, Alpha Case and Nitride Depth Determinations, and Compression Testing to our growing list of scopes.  2017 has been a successful year when we’ve also added Nadcap to our Heat Treatment department.”

The accreditation process included an intensive six day technical audit involving all the Material Testing Laboratory employees to varying degrees.  Mr Clegg continued,

“It was a great all-round effort by our Technical Services team and their involvement in increasing the accreditation scope has resulted in this achievement for the company.

“The Nadcap accreditation demonstrates our ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications.  It enables us to support our prime approvals and aerospace customers including Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Bombardier, British Aerospace and Safran.”

“Achieving Nadcap accreditation is not easy,” said Joe Pinto, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Performance Review Institute, responsible for overseeing Nadcap.

“It is one of the ways in which the aerospace industry identifies those who excel at manufacturing quality product through superior special processes. Keighley Laboratories worked hard to obtain this status and they should be justifiably proud of it.”

To see the full range of Accreditations held by Keighley Laboratories Limited click below:

Accreditations and approvals

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Advanced Engineering 2017

On 1st and 2nd November, Keighley Laboratories Limited will be exhibiting at the Advanced Engineering Show at NEC, Birmingham.  We invite you to come along to stand K85 to meet our representatives and discuss your Metallurgical Heat Treatment, Analysis and Testing requirements.

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Click here to register for the show

Come and discover how our independent BSI and Nadcap accredited Heat Treatment facilities, together with our UKAS 17025 and Nadcap accredited Testing Services can make Keighley Laboratories your trusted metallurgical partner.

As a convenient one-stop solution provider, we offer a vast range of metallurgical services and heat treatments on one site.

Our nationally and internationally recognised quality assurance certification and approvals are essential in providing you and your customers with the confidence and knowledge that your metallurgical components are fit for purpose.

Click Here to pre-book an appointment with one of our experts at the show

Wed, 1st November –      Keith Blower, Technical Director

Thurs, 2nd November –   Debbie Mellor, Managing Director and Matthew Mellor, Technical Services Director

 

 

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Aerospace Welding – a Joint Solution

Welding is used to form a joint of two similar or dis-similar metals to create a solution where forming in one piece isn’t possible. Welding is used in aerospace production and repair of various systems and products such as protection systems, aircraft joints etc. with materials from Stainless Steel and Aluminium to Titanium and Magnesium.

Specifications mandate the initial and re-qualification (coding) of the welder, the review of any design changes, the tests to verify the procedure and integrity of the component.

The qualifying weld must be witnessed by an approved welding engineer, a qualified welding supervisor or a third party inspection body. The verification tests check the internal metallurgical health, heat affected zone (HAZ) and immediate vicinities, taking into consideration the type, class, joint configuration and criticality of the joint and the welder.

Matthew Mellor, Technical Services Director at Keighley Laboratories Limited explained, Continue reading

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