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Polands ZKM Forging Has Received Heat-Treatment Accreditation from Nadcap

Accreditation for Ladish subsidiary covers procedures used with recently installed box furnaces for heat treating.

Jozef Burdzy, ZKM’s president of the management board and general director, said: “As we expand our role in global supply chains, we need to meet the full range of requirements aerospace customers have regarding equipment, capabilities and certifications. Our recently awarded Nadcap certification for heat treating is our latest accomplishment in meeting these expectations and earning approvals.”

Ray Knutilla, managing director, European Operations for Ladish, said: “Our modernization program has now met its basic objectives. Just over the last few months, new box furnaces and handling equipment have been installed on our aerospace production line, our new Nadcap heat-treatment certification was completed, and our magnetic particle inspection capability was re-audited and our certification extended through January 2010.”

Jack Franczak, director, quality and technology, European Operations, said: “ZKM Forging has demonstrated that it is now in conformance with all the challenging equipment and training requirements for providing heat-treating services for processing steel aerospace components. This certification also covers the requirements needed for heat treating titanium parts.”

Founded in 1978, ZKM Forging ( was acquired by Cudahy, WI-based Ladish Co., Inc. in 2005. ZKM serves aerospace and industrial markets including transportation, mining and construction equipment. It is in Stalowa Wola, Poland.

Ladish ( is a leading producer of highly engineered, technically advanced metal components for the jet engine, aerospace and general industrial markets. Headquartered in Cudahy, WI, it has operations in Wisconsin, California, Connecticut, and Oregon, as well as Poland.

Nadcap (formerly NADCAP, the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) is a global cooperative standards-setting program for aerospace engineering, defense, and related industries. Created in 1990 by the Society of Automotive Engineers, it is designed to manage a cost-effective consensus approach to special processes and products and provide continual improvement within the aerospace and automotive industries. For more information, go to

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