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Stow, OH – On March 16, 2010 SPIROL International's Shim Division was Nadcap certified to the SAE Aerospace Standard AS7003 by the Performance Review Institute (PRI) as being accredited for Nonconventional Machining, Laser Beam Machining (LBM), and Cutting.

SPIROL is already certified to the Aerospace standard AS9100 Revision B. However, many of the most demanding companies in the world, such as those in the Aerospace industry, require Nadcap approval above and beyond AS9100 in order to be a direct supplier. Nadcap (formerly NADCAP, the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) is a global cooperative standards-setting program for aerospace engineering, defense and other related industries. This Nadcap accreditation enables SPIROL to use low cost and highly versatile nonconventional machining methods to supply products directly to companies such as BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, GE Aviation and Honeywell. Once accredited, PRI places suppliers on a Qualified Manufacturers List (QML). To maintain accreditation, annual audits are conducted by PRI personnel using process specific Nadcap checklists - in this case AC7116/4 Rev A Nadcap Audit Criteria for Laser Beam Machining (LBM) - with the scope specific for Cutting. Manufacturing to this checklist ensures that products are made per the strictest manufacturing disciplines resulting in the highest standard of quality.

As a testament to the prestige of this accreditation, SPIROL is 1 of only 69 suppliers in the United States, and 1 of only 119 suppliers in the world who are accredited for LBM and Cutting!

In addition to having Nadcap approval for Nonconventional Machining, Laser Beam Machining and Cutting, SPIROL is also Nadcap approved for Chemical Processing (such as passivation) per AS7108. Here are the links to download the quality certificate for AS7003 for Nonconventional Machining, Laser Beam Machining, and Cutting, or the quality certificate for AS7108 for Chemical Processing.

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SPIROL's Shim Division located in Stow, Ohio is a division of SPIROL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, a leading manufacturer of a diverse line of engineered components for joining and assembly, including Coiled and Slotted Spring Pins, Solid Pins, Disc Springs, Alignment Dowels and Bushings, Spacers, Compression Limiters, Machined Nuts, Threaded Inserts for Plastics, Shims, Pin and Insert Installation Equipment, and Vibratory Parts Feeders.