Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing LLC (rp+m), an industry leader in additive manufacturing, materials development, and engineering services, announced their certification to the AS9100C Standard. In addition to the industry sectors they already serve, AS9100C certification enables rp+m to provide production parts and services to provide value to companies in the aerospace, space and defense industries.
Over the past year, rp+m has implemented the structures and processes to meet the standard requirements to achieve the AS9100C certification, providing a solid foundation from which to support their continuing growth. The decision to pursue AS9100C certification was made due to several grant programs rp+m has been involved with over the previous two years, according to the company. Partnerships with key grant partners in the aerospace industry, as well as natural follow-on business resulting from development work, made pursuit of AS9100C a natural next step for business growth.
"Seeing rp+m grow from a prototyping business beginning in 2010 into an advanced manufacturing company has been truly amazing," said Matthew K. Hlavin, CEO of rp+m. "We are fortunate to participate in America Makes and are committed to grow with our aerospace partners in additive manufacturing."