12/26/2017

Sintavia Achieves AS9100 Revision D Certification

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The company is one of the first aerospace manufacturers to achieve the standard.

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Sintavia, a provider of metal additive manufacturing (AM) services, has received AS9100 Revision D certification. By meeting the new requirements of the standard, the company will improve its quality system by including risk-based thinking and maintaining organizational knowledge, among other things.

“New requirements were added to the standard,” said Doug Hedges, Sintavia’s president and COO. “Some of these requirements we have always done since the beginning because they are simply good business practices. Now we are one of only a handful of aerospace companies in the world that has the new Revision D certification.”

The new AS9100 wording lends itself towards methods for institutionalizing and maintaining critical organizational knowledge, for which Sintavia uses Granta software. In addition to assessing risk at contract review or quoting, Sintavia also assesses process risk, corporate risk and opportunities within every process in the company.

“Although passing the audit with zero findings was a rewarding accomplishment, we will strive for continuous improvement,” says Alex Bencomo, Sintavia’s quality manager. “It’s important that we stay focused on remaining the quality leader in the world of metal additive manufacturing.”

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