Sintavia, LLC, a global independent leader for metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) services, has received AS9100 Revision D certification. By meeting these new requirements, Sintavia will improve its quality system by including, among other things, risk-based thinking and maintaining organizational knowledge.
“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.”
Sintavia is the global leader for independent metal AM for critical industries, including Aerospace & Defense, Oil & Natural Gas, Automotive, and Ground Power Generation. With high-speed printers colocated alongside precision post-processing equipment, a full complement of mechanical testing equipment, and a full metallurgical and powder laboratory, Sintavia is able to optimize parameters, serially manufacture, and audit quality parts for critical industries. Sintavia is committed to the highest quality standards in the industry and holds AS9100, ISO17025, and ANAB accreditation, as well as being OASIS and ITAR registered.