AS9100 certification means more aerospace opportunities

Linear Mold & Engineering, a premier mold manufacturer and early adopter of additive manufacturing (AM) technology for the production of end-use parts for the aerospace industry, has achieved its AS9100 certification. The AS9100 certification was established and is administered by the International Aerospace Group. It is intended to bring the same process-based quality assessment as the ISO 9001 program to the aviation, aerospace and defense industries.

AS9100 offers guidelines and tools for companies that supply the aerospace and aviation industries that want to adhere to these quality standards that go above and beyond ISO 9001.

Dave Palmer, quality assurance manager for Linear, has extensive experience in Quality Systems, including AS9100, and was recruited by Linear about a year ago to implement the AS9100 system for certification. “The first thing required of any company is to have a good team of people in place along with the support of management and ownership,” said Palmer. “Next, there must be a good quality management system in place in order to become certified in such a short time span, such as Linear had. With many of these pieces in place, we were able to quickly accomplish this goal as a team.”...

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