Quality Magazine

Paramount Industries Achieves AS9100C Certification

February 23, 2012

LANGHORNE, PA- Paramount Industries Inc., a rapid product development, rapid manufacturing and rapid deployment company, has successfully completed an AS9100 REV C audit resulting in its Langhorne, PA facility achieving AS9100C certification. Paramount had been AS9100B certified since February, 2009.

AS9100 is the international quality management system standard for the aircraft, space and defense (AS&D) industry and AS9100C is the most current standard. The standard provides manufacturing suppliers with a comprehensive quality system for providing safe and reliable products. AS9100 is managed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) and based upon ISO 9001.

AS9100C is a designation offered only to organizations that design, develop and produce aviation, space and defense products while demonstrating strict adherence to quality, reliability and safety standards. It is endorsed by all major Aerospace regulators including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Aerospace and Space Administration (NASA).

"AS9100C certification validates our organization's effective quality management system and best practices for safety and reliability of mission-critical products and services as specified by elite manufacturing organizations," says Paramount CEO Jim Williams. "Maintaining compliance is reflective of our dedication to global standards, customer satisfaction and commitment to manufacturing excellence."

Paramount's AS9100C certification includes an increased focus on program and supply chain management for the delivery of high-temp laser sintering direct part manufacturing, as well as other additive manufacturing materials and processes. The AS9100C audit was conducted by DEKRA Certification, Inc, an ANAB certified third-party registrar. Paramount Industries is qualified to meet the rigorous standards set forth by ITAR (USA), ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C (also known as AS9100 Rev C).