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Precision ADM targets production for aerospace industry with new certifications

The Canadian company has achieved AS9100 and ISO 9001 certifications

Precision ADM, Inc., a Canadian AM solutions provider based in Winnipeg, has received AS9100 Rev D and ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certifications, enabling it to manufacture components for the aerospace industry.

With the certifications in tow, Precision ADM will utilize its range of manufacturing technologies, including metal additive manufacturing and other digital manufacturing processes to deliver aerospace parts efficiently. The company says it is equipped to lower production costs for its clients by reducing material waste and decreasing time to market.

Leveraging its expertise in additive manufacturing specifically, the company will be able to produce more optimized parts for the aerospace sector—parts which benefit from more complex geometries and consolidated designs. Presently, the company if offering its solutions for the production of parts made from titanium, cobalt-chrome, Inconel and other alloys used in for aerospace applications.

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“Our team continues to prove to be industry leaders,” commented Martin Petrak, CEO of Precision ADM. “In 2017 we were the first Canadian metal AM service provider to achieve ISO 13485 certification for medical applications, and now in 2018 we are again the first to hold both certifications for medical and aerospace. We are proud of our team’s accomplishment in reaching this significant milestone and are excited to work under these quality systems with our aerospace and defense customers.”

Dale Kellington, Director of Quality, added: “The design and manufacturing controls these certifications demand give our aerospace and defense customers the confidence they need that our manufacturing output will meet their stringent requirements within an ITAR compliant Controlled Goods Program registered facility.”

As Petrak points out, the company received certification for the production of parts and devices for the medical industry last year. More recently, the Manitoba-based company installed two EOS M290 and one EOS M400-4 3D printers, which made it the largest direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) AM manufacturer in Canada with ISO 13485:2016 Quality Management System certification. The company also recently completed Titanium AM process validation for its in-house M290 3D printers.

“The additive manufacturing experience and expertise that of our team of engineers possess give us the ability to solve the many complex issues facing our aerospace clients today,” said Ian Klassen, Director of Aerospace Sales. “The demand for additively manufactured parts is disrupting existing supply chains and we are excited to part of the advanced manufacturing revolution.”

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Tess Boissonneault

Tess Boissonneault moved from her home of Montreal, Canada to the Netherlands in 2014 to pursue a master’s degree in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. It was during her time in Amsterdam that she became acquainted with 3D printing technology and began writing for a local additive manufacturing news platform. Now based in France, Tess has over two and a half years experience writing, editing and publishing additive manufacturing content with a particular interest in women working within the industry. She is an avid follower of the ever-evolving AM industry.

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