Press Release – Strand Products Inc. Achieves AS9100 Rev. D and ISO 9001:2015
Certification for Manufacture of Wire Rope Cable Assemblies
Strand Products, Inc., a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative high tolerance mechanical wire and stranded cable assembly, based in Santa Barbara, CA, announced that it has been re-certified by BSI for AS9100 Rev. D and ISO 9001:2015 Certification for Manufacture of Wire Rope Cable Assemblies.
AS9100:2016 (RevD) includes new requirements for quality management systems – requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations, above and beyond previous revisions.
“As an ESOP contract manufacturer specializing in the design and fabrication of high tolerance custom mechanical cable, wire rope, and turnkey assemblies, this marks our 15th year as an ISO certified manufacturer. After an extensive audit by BSI., we have successfully re-certified AS9100 Rev. D and ISO 9001:2015 certification for manufacture of wire rope cable assemblies.” stated, Wesley Prunckle, President & CEO at Strand Products, Inc.
AS9100 – International adopted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry
AS9100 is a widely adopted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry. It was released in October, 1999, by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the European Association of Aerospace Industries.
AS9100 Rev D – the most recent industry standard of quality and risk management
AS9100 Rev D is the most recent industry standard of quality and risk management for organizations that design and manufacture products for the aerospace industry, including parts, components and assemblies. AS9100 standards are internationally recognized as an assurance to customers and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, that certified companies have a reliable quality system with a robust and reliable quality system in place that meets the stringent needs of an aerospace program.
The update of AS9100 from revision C to D includes the full text of ISO 9001:2015. In addition to aligning the structure of the aviation, space and defense requirements to the new structure of ISO 9001:2015, the following key changes were implemented:
- Product Safety was added in a new clause and in other areas
- Counterfeit Parts Prevention was added in a new clause and in other areas (this was already in place in the AS9110 and AS9120 standards)
- Risk clause was merged with the new ISO 9001 risk requirements along with an increased emphasis on risks in operational processes
- Awareness clause was added with reinforced requirements for awareness of individual contribution to product and service quality and safety along with ethical behavior
- Human Factors are included as a consideration in nonconformity management and corrective action
- Configuration Management was clarified and improved to address stakeholder needs
The AS9100 audit encompasses all areas directly affecting the delivery of products and services to the Aerospace Industry
The audit encompasses all areas directly affecting the delivery of products and services and verifies compliance to the standard’s requirements in areas like design and development, supply chain, risk analysis, project management, continuous improvement measures and other key metrics.
“Our re-certification to AS9100 Rev D illustrates Strand’s commitment to meeting the strict standards set by AS9100 Certification and industry requirements for aerospace related products. Achieving the AS9100 is a big accomplishment and Strand Products, Inc. honored to be a preferred vendor for the Aerospace Industry.”