Castings Technology International (Cti) has successfully completed the latest stringent approvals process required to supply titanium castings for use by the civil and defence aerospace industries by securing an accreditation from the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP).
This latest NADCAP accreditation means the UK-based specialist in difficult to source, low volume and highly-complex titanium castings can supply conventional and centrispun castings of any weight up to 500Kg; for use in a wide range of critical aerospace applications, such as aero engines, aero structures and actuation systems.
Cti, based on South Yorkshireâs Advanced Manufacturing Park, is one of a limited number of companies capable of casting highly reactive metals like titanium, which is selected for its high strength to weight ratio and corrosion resistance.
The company, which already supplies customers from the UK and US defence sectors with a range of serial production parts, has supplemented its NADCAP approvals for NDT Processes and Vacuum Heat Treatment with the welding of Titanium 6/4 (Grade C5).
Cti General Manager, Richard Cook, said: âThe new NADCAP accreditation is a significant step change for Cti in how we can support the aerospace sector.â?
âWe are now able to offer a titanium castings service to our end-users by producing finished parts that are fully conforming for the civil and defence aerospace industries.â?
âFor our Tier 1 and 2 aerospace manufacturers it means we can offer highly desirable lead times with competitive prices and for our larger industry clients it means we are able to manufacture parts that will allow offline engine and structural development.â?