Special Processes

Special Processes are a key part of Leonardo UK Electronics’ products and we take pride in working with the best. Leonardo UK Electronics is now a proud subscriber to the Nadcap programme promoting knowledge sharing to ensure best practise within the whole Aerospace & Defence sector. 

Where Special Processes are called upon a Leonardo PO or Manufacturing Pack, all utilised Special Processors must be Nadcap-approved or Leonardo-approved as per our General Conditions of Purchase. Where Leonardo-specific standards are being processed, Leonardo’s prior approval is essential.

Commodity / Processes

Leonardo special processes include but are not limited to:

Additive Manufacturing
Chemical Processing
Laser & Electron Beam Metallic Power Bed
Electroplating, Electroless Plating, Anodising, Chemical Conversion Coatings, Passivation, Painting & Dry‐Film, Etching & Chemical Cleaning
Prepreg, Adhesive Bonding, Resin Film Infusion (RFI), Metal Bonding, Core Processing, Liquid Resin Processing
Heat Treating
Metallic Materials Manufacturing
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Manufacture, PCB Assembly (inc. soldering), Cable and Harness Assemblies, Conformal Coating
Brazing, Aluminium Heat Treating, Carburizing, Gas/Ion/Plasma Nitriding, Hot Isostatic Pressing, Induction Hardening, Sintering
Forging, Casting, Metallic Powder Manufacture
Non-Destructive Testing
Non Metallic Materials Manufacturing
Penetrant Flaw Detect, Anodise Flaw Detect, Magnetic Particle Inspection, Ultrasonic Testing, Radiographic Inspection Testing, Eddy Current Inspection Testing
Adhesive Films, Fibres, Prepreg, Resin, Core
Fusion Welding & Evaluation of Welds, Rotational Friction/Inertia Welding, Torch/Induction Brazing, Flash Welding & Laser Welding, Electron Beam Welding, Resistance Welding

If in doubt whether a process NOT in the list is regarded as a Special Process, please email special.process@leonardo.com for clarification.