Automotive supplier Linear Mold & Engineering, a designer and manufacture of fast-cycling injection molds with conformal cooling technology using direct metal laser sintering, announced the company has received its TS 16949 certification. The TS certification is in addition to the company's ISO 9001, AS9100 aerospace supplier and UL certifications.
John Tenbusch, president and CEO of Linear, comments: "We're proud to be a full-service supplier to the automotive industry, and receiving our TS 16949 certification shows our continued commitment to our customers to provide the highest quality molds, including prototype and bridge tooling, molded parts and 3D printed components to meet their requirements for excellence."
Dave Palmer, quality assurance manager for Linear, worked for almost six months to prepare the company to receive its TS certification. "It is difficult to get TS certified - more so than AS or ISO because there are additional stringent procedures and policies that need to be put in place," Palmer said. "However, if we're going to be competitive internationally we need to have this standard in place."