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Jason Schulze

Jason Schulze is the director of technical services at Conrad Kacsik Instrument Systems, Inc. As a metallurgical engineer with 20-plus years in aerospace, he assists potential and existing Nadcap suppliers in conformance as well as metallurgical consulting. He is contracted by PRI Training as a Lead Instructor to teach multiple PRI courses, including pyrometry, RCCA and Checklists Review for heat treat. Jason is also a voting member on two AMEC committees. Contact him at jschulze@kacsik.com.
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AMS2750F: Latest Revision for Pyrometry Requirements

Jul 9, 2020 7:00:00 AM / by Jason Schulze posted in AMS2750, Pyrometry

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AMS2750F now states that third party pyrometry service providers must have a quality system that is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited from an ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Corporation) recognized regional cooperation body by June 2022. This accreditation will apply to the laboratory standards and/or field service as applicable.

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AMS2750F Has Arrived!

Jun 30, 2020 3:19:30 PM / by Jason Schulze posted in Nadcap, AMS2750, Pyrometry

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AMS2750F has arrived. With the industry having a limited amount of time to implement
the changes in full, Conrad Kacsik is working hard to keep our customers informed. Our
customers have depended on Conrad Kacsik to be their technical guide throughout the many changes AMS2750 has gone through and we are proud to be doing it again.

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Details Matter With Temperature Uniformity Surveys

Mar 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM / by Jason Schulze

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As a specialist in process controls, my company offers comprehensive temperature uniformity surveys. Through years of training operators and helping companies work on temperature uniformity survey procedures, I have found one of the sticking points in meeting compliance standards involves thermocouples.

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Compliance Verification Requires Excellent Documentation

Mar 11, 2019 8:35:00 AM / by Jason Schulze

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Compliance verification is a foundation for a number of industry specifications, such as Nadcap and AMS2750E. Many people focus on following the right procedures and overlook the need to clearly account for all requirements in their internal procedures. When meeting industry standards, it’s imperative to not only capture all of the requirements but state them clearly and unambiguously within your procedures.

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Nadcap Certification: Hard Work, but Worth the Effort

Feb 7, 2019 2:57:25 PM / by Jason Schulze posted in Nadcap

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If you work in thermal processing in any way, it’s likely that you’ve heard of the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap). After more than 20 years in aerospace as a metallurgical engineer, much of which in consulting, I’ve heard a lot of opinions about the Nadcap certification process. It’s a rigorous process, so it’s not surprising that it can cause frustration, but I strongly believe meeting Nadcap requirements are the gold standard in process control for many good reasons.

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Understanding AMS2750E Is Key to Passing Nadcap Audits

Nov 27, 2018 4:28:01 PM / by Jason Schulze

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Any business handling heat treating for aerospace customers is likely to face Nadcap audits. Manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus require Nadcap accreditation, so the vast supply chain of subcontractors handling aerospace products must meet and maintain Nadcap requirements.

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Gaining Nadcap Approval | Conrad Kacsik

Oct 31, 2018 9:25:00 AM / by Jason Schulze

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The quality and safety of heat treatment products are imperative. Because of this, the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap) has clear and stringent guidelines for accreditation, which can often be challenging to attain. In this blog, I outline the step-by-step process for suppliers to gain Nadcap approval.

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How to Perform Temperature Uniformity Surveys

Sep 25, 2018 9:17:44 AM / by Jason Schulze

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Ensuring that a furnace can perform repeatable and accurate cycles is a cornerstone of AMS2750E pyrometry specifications as well as Nadcap and CQI-9 standards. The best way to measure and test any furnace is through a temperature uniformity survey (TUS).

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Understanding AMS2750E Concepts | Conrad Kacsik

Sep 11, 2018 2:42:43 PM / by Jason Schulze

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When it comes to pyrometry and thermal processing, details are critical. Adhering to the exacting AMS2750E standard demands that each step of heat treating meets specific requirements for sensors, instrumentation, equipment, tests and other details.

Any confusion in terminology can cause missteps that lead to audit findings, and this is particularly true when it comes to temperature uniformity surveys as applied to AMS2750E.

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