Charlotte, NC – (February 23, 2021) – Signicast is pleased to announce their recent certification to the AS9100 standard.
AS9100 is the internationally recognized quality management system specific to aerospace and defense industries. This certification ensures that the facility adheres to the rigorous quality, reliability, and safety standards of the defense industry, major aerospace OEMs, and general aviation manufacturers. AS9100 replaces the earlier AS9000 and fully incorporates the entirety of the current version of ISO 9001, while adding requirements relating to quality and safety.
Because AS9100 certification helps ensure an organization has adequate quality management systems in place, many aerospace manufacturers and suppliers require compliance and/or registration to AS9100 as a condition of doing business with them. As a result, AS9100 certification is important for any aerospace-related company to consider.
With this certification, Signicast defense, aerospace, and aviation customers will see a reduction of process qualification lead time. The rigor of the AS9100 quality management system often supersedes organization-unique requirements from the aerospace and defense industries, effectively eliminating the lengthy time associated with a full process qualification.
“Signicast has been eagerly received into the defense and aerospace market, but our lack of AS9100 created a lot of additional work for our prospective customers to qualify us as a new supplier,” says Pete Lorenz, VP of Sales at Signicast. “In some instances, it served as a barrier to entry. Now that we have the certification, we can help streamline the onboarding process for our new customers.”
In addition to the AS9100 certification, Signicast meets and exceeds the highest of standards by maintaining compliance with NADCAP, ITAR, and NIST requirements. Signicast partners with NADCAP-certified suppliers to make sure that your component is fully documented from start to finish and your supply chain is secure.
Defense and Aerospace Manufacturing Partner
With Signicast investment castings, you can cash in on value engineering and experience in the defense and aerospace industries to streamline the production of your component from concept to mass production. With Signicast’s complex casting capabilities, shorter lead times, and secure supply chains, they can provide superior components that deliver on performance—every single time.
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