The aerospace industry is increasingly adopting metal additive manufacturing (AM) for both flight safety-critical aircraft parts and non-critical flight parts. The approach offers a shorter development cycle, which means products can be developed quicker and design changes easily incorporated. Similar to other 3D-printing methods, metal AM, specifically select laser melting (SLM) and electron-beam melting (EBM), builds up a part layer-by-layer by depositing thin layers of metal powder that are melted with a laser or other thermal source.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many new factors that can significantly impact supply chains and your ability to meet customer needs. We are committed to helping operational, quality, and R&D leaders navigate these burdens and deliver quality assurance peace of mind, not just test results.
As a provider of ophthalmic testing services, we're happy to share that after years of work, The Vision Council has successfully won a Proposition 65 Safe Use Determination (SUD) from the State of California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) for exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) from polycarbonate prescription glasses, non-prescription sunglasses, over-the-counter reading glasses, and safety glasses manufactured, distributed, or sold by members of The Vision Council. Essentially, this SUD issuance from the OEHHA concludes that a Proposition 65 warning is not required in these optical products because the amount of BPA is so small that it does not create a health risk.
NSL Analytical Services has been recognized as an Essential Business by the State of Ohio, so we remain fully operational during the COVID-19 coronavirus shutdown. To recap, the Governor of Ohio issued a "Stay at Home Order" on March 22nd, 2020 for all individuals living in Ohio to stay at home except, among other things, to participate in “Essential Businesses and Operations." NSL is considered an Essential Business as a "supply chain company supplying essential products and services used by other Essential Businesses and Operations", so we remain open and ready for business.
We are writing to inform you that NSL Analytical Services, Inc. remains operational as an Essential Business. The heightened good hygiene practices, social distancing, and split work force measures our company put in place over the past three weeks has been effective to date. The NSL team remains healthy and continues to service its customers in the manner you have come to expect. We are requesting that customers alert us if they experience any COVID-19 related challenges within our business model, and we will work with you to accommodate as necessary.
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Cleveland, Ohio - January 15, 2020 - NSL Analytical Services, a recognized leader among independent testing laboratories, today announced the company has been acquired by May River Capital, a Midwestern investment firm with a unique approach to building businesses through partnership and collaboration.
NSL Analytical first opened its doors in 1945. Under the more recent visionary leadership of Larry Somrack, the company has grown to approximately 75 employees serving over 1,700 customers globally from two locations in Warrensville Heights, a Cleveland suburb. Today, NSL's talented chemists, metallurgists, and technicians help customers achieve the highest standards of product quality from the design phase to product launch; testing metals, alloys, plastics, composites, and ceramic materials in powdered, solid, and liquid form.
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November, 2019 - Cleveland, Ohio: NSL Analytical Services, Inc., an independent commercial testing laboratory, received renewed accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025-2017, a prestigious designation for the quality and competence of its laboratory testing services.
Additional methods and tests have been added by NSL and received approval from ANAB the ILAC approved accreditation body. The scope expansion includes these added capabilities:
Cleveland, Ohio – NSL Analytical is proud to serve as a new member of America Makes, the nation’s leading collaborative partner in additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. America Makes is a public-private membership organization that provides vision, leadership, and tools to its members. The organization currently manages a portfolio of more that $100 million in public and private funds for advancing the additive manufacturing/3D printing industry and boasts more than 180 members.
NSL Analytical is exhibiting at the upcoming RAPID + TCT Show in Detroit, Michigan. RAPID + TCT provides an opportunity for the entire additive manufacturing industry to come together in the interest of sharing knowledge and ideas for innovation.
This year, NSL Analytical will be launching Powder360. Powder360 is the complete, all-in-one package for every additive manufacturer’s powder characterization needs and provides confidence in powder characterization through alloy and process development, powder qualification, and recycle for reuse.
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