The laser cutting facility installed early in 2011 at United Performance Metals was audited and certified in accordance with the strict requirements of the National Aerospace Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP). An accreditation organization, NADCAP represents major suppliers, prime contractors and government agencies in primarily the aerospace and defense sectors. United Performance Metals accreditation is in accordance with SAE Aerospace Standard AS7003 for non conventional machining using a laser beam. John Niehaus, United Performance Metals Vice President of Sales had this to say: “Laser cutting has become an important service for the companies we supply. The ability to deliver near net shapes is a real savings in time and money to our customers.” While a NADCAP approval is a requirement for some of the segments United Performance Metals serves, all of its customers benefit from the attention to detail and quality imposed by the accreditation process.