Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) the worldwide industry-managed accreditation, brings together highly qualified technical experts from both the government and industry to conduct audits using criteria that are specific to a process.
Under revised Nadcap regulations, companies must monitor defect rates across operators, part types, and inspection methods. That’s where JetSoft comes in, with our Inspection Results Monitor solution!
Nadcap is based on specific processes used by suppliers, with the goal to establish accreditation requirements, issue accreditation to suppliers and define operational program requirements.
Before Nadcap, aerospace companies audited their own suppliers using their own process requirements to verify compliance. This created duplicated audits that were proved redundant and created increased workloads with no added value.
Regulating Non-Destructive Testing
New requirements mandate that companies must collect inspection results, alongside the inspector who performed the evaluation and part types. This process creates a baseline of quality that can be defined and compared to identify outliers.
Paperwork can quickly add up for those Nadcap-approved companies who haven’t moved away from a paper-based logbook to record their audit results. Using inspection-based technology allows manufacturers and test houses to trace and highlight the root cause of failed components, whether that’s through machinery or specific materials to mitigate failure risks associated with a flawed process.
What is AC7114 Rev R?
AC7114 is an audit criterion used to assess companies that are performing non-destructive testing. Rev R is the revision issue within Nadcap. A huge number of companies must adhere to AC7114, and the new requirement it entails. Revised requirements lead to a huge impact on those companies that don’t have the digital systems in place to record the necessary data and have it readily available for analysis. In essence that creates extra paperwork for the non-destructive testing department.
Inspection Results Monitor
JetSoft’s software is built explicitly for monitoring defect rates across a plethora of manufacturing streams so that aerospace companies meet the new requirements under the Nadcap regulations. Inspection Results Monitor has been designed specifically to aid in the collection and analysis of inspection results to help you meet these new requirements under the AC7114 Rev R section 10 regulation. As Nadcap updates its requirements, Inspection Results Monitor is constantly evolving and adapting.
Inspection Results Monitor includes three core areas to support non-destructive test houses and manufacturers in adhering to the new regulations:
Inspection results are recorded, amongst notes and serial numbers within a logbook. Many companies still use a paper-based logbook which isn’t sustainable, highly time-consuming, and prone to human error. Inspection Results Monitor works across inspection methods to digitise logbooks into one place. This enables quick and simple input of inspection data and effortless filters to easily find, isolate and sort data across inspection stations, sites, and users. Our solution incorporates configurable fields so that you can easily match them to your work practices.
JetSoft’s trend monitoring function analyses inspection results to gain insight and understand more about processes. Once inspection data is stored in the digital logbook, we have designed a purposeful use of graphics and analytic tools to examine results as a dataset. These dedicated graphs and charts automatically analyse data and reveal in-depth insights. The different filters make it easier to isolate trends based on part types and inspection methods and automatically detect inspectors who deviate from the baseline. The deviation rate is configurable to meet company requirements.
Implementing reporting capabilities allows output analysis results to report documents for dissemination and retention. With one single click, the solution automatically generates a report in a Microsoft Word format, which is designed in the correct report layout to meet the new AC7114 Rev R section 10 requirements. Our reporting capabilities reduce time in producing reports to satisfy auditors and provide consistent information to stakeholders.
If you are looking for a digitised solution to meet and adhere to the Nadcap regulations and requirements, look no further. Get in touch with our team.