Solar Atmospheres of California (SCA) is proud to announce the successful completion of the AS9100/ISO 9001:2008 certification—the premium quality system standard for companies operating in the aerospace industry. The AS9100 quality standard was established in 1999 from the desire of leading businesses and organizations in the aerospace and defense industries to identify quality suppliers. AS9100 encompasses the entire current version of ISO 9001, as well as specific requirements addressing well-known problems related to the aerospace sector.
SCA’s certification is the culmination of a four-month effort that was fast-tracked at the request of several current and prospective customers. With this assessment completed, all of Solar Atmospheres’ commercial vacuum heat treating and brazing facilities are now AS9100 registered. Solar passed its external audit with an accumulated score of 98.86 percent. The audit was performed by International Standards Authority, Inc. (ISA) from March 30 through April 1, 2011. Certification was awarded on April 11, 2011. “SCA’s near-perfect score under an accelerated schedule is a testament to our strong commitment and dedication to quality,” according to Mike Moffit, director of quality. “Furthermore, the AS9100 registration supports the goal Solar Atmospheres of California has to increase its business in the aerospace industry.
“We decided to pursue AS9100 Certification to enhance our quality system in conjunction with our growing business in the aerospace sector,” says Derek Dennis, president. “Our successful certification exemplifies our commitment to continual improvement. We are excited about the growth that this certification will allow and the added confidence that it will provide to our customers.”
Solar Atmospheres of California specializes in vacuum heat treating, vacuum brazing, and vacuum carburizing services. Using state of the art furnace technology, Solar serves over 18 metal working industries including aerospace, medical and power generation. With processing expertise and responsive service, Solar processes small or large parts efficiently with a wide range of vacuum furnaces. Sizes range from lab furnaces to 24 feet long. Solar’s unique capabilities, consistent quality, and responsive service produce bright scale-free parts with minimal distortion that are delivered on time. With an in-house R&D team of metallurgists, Solar works with customers to develop innovative, custom solutions. For more information visit [www.solaratm.com].