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Physical Digital achieves Nadcap reaccreditation


In 2019, Physical Digital proudly achieved the world’s first Nadcap accreditation for Measurement and Inspection using 3D Structured Light (3DSL). To be awarded this initially was huge recognition for all the hard work and dedication of our skilled and knowledgeable team, however to be reaccredited following the acquisition of Physical Digital by Trescal, as well as the challenges faced with the Covid-19 Pandemic is testament to our team, whose aim is to continuously deliver excellence in metrology for our customers.

Nadcap describes itself as an industry-managed approach to conformity assessment that brings together technical experts from both Industry and Government which:

  • Establishes stringent industry consensus standards
  • Replaces routine auditing of Suppliers with one approved through a consensus decision-making process of members from the user community
  • Conducts more in-depth, technically superior critical process audits
  • Improves Supplier quality throughout industry through stringent requirements
  • Reduces costs through improved standardisation
  • Utilises technically expert auditors to assure process familiarity

We have provided 3D Scanning and metrology services to the Aerospace industry for many years, completing repeatability studies, batch measurement, inspection and analysis on industrial components from single turbine blades to complete jet turbine engines and full aircraft. Our exemplary service has built us a reputation over the years as one of the UK’s leading service providers of 3D Scanning using 3DSL and a UK Gom service provider.

At our facility in Surrey, we operate a state-of-the-art metrology facility optimised for non-contact automated and manual 3D scanning. We are able to carefully managed the environment for measurement with monitoring and controls including precise temperature control, diffused airflow distribution, optimised lighting and humidity monitoring to ensure any effects are understood and mitigated.

Demonstrating our ongoing commitment to quality

Utilising the industry-leading GOM metrology systems, we specialise in capturing high-accuracy surface data for a wide variety of industrial sectors such as Aerospace, Power Generation, Automotive and many more. Working to Nadcap Measurement and inspection requirements demonstrates the continuation of the high level of service that we provide, delivering quality data with unprecedented levels of traceability.

Click here to find out more about our Nadcap Measurement and Inspection services using 3D Structured Light.

About Nadcap: 

Created in 1990 by SAE International, Nadcap is administered by the not-for-profit Performance Review Institute (PRI). PRI is a global provider of customer-focused solutions designed to improve process and product quality by adding value, reducing total cost and promoting collaboration among stakeholders in industries where safety and quality are shared goals. PRI works closely with industry to understand their emerging needs and offers customized solutions in response. Learn more at or contact PRI at