Datest, a recognized leader in PCBA testing, test engineering and inspection services, announces that it passed its recertification audit for its dual ISO9001 / AS9100C Certification. With the recertification, Datest is now better equipped to serve the aviation, space and defense industries with a quality management system that has been accepted by the aerospace industry and that ensures compliance with risk management throughout the supply chain. Recertification has a term of three years, to July 2016, subject to annual surveillance audits.
The AS9100 quality standard is based on ISO 9001, adding requirements specific to the aviation, space and defense industry, while striving to meet the needs of stakeholders. The dual recertification is a symbol of Datest’s success and ongoing quest to provide quality PCBA testing and inspection solutions. Both certifications are recognized and respected throughout the world as symbols of expertise and professionalism.
Revision C is the fourth and latest release of the AS9100 standard, which takes in the revised requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and nearly 100 additional criteria specific to the aerospace industry. Revision C changes include greater focus on planning and project management, additional emphasis on risk management and mitigation, and the need to develop plans for continuous improvement of customer satisfaction.
“Recertification to AS9100C validates our efforts to better serve the high-reliability and military/aerospace markets,” commented Rob Boguski, Datest’s president. “The AS9100 Certification has opened many doors for Datest over the past three years. We expect that it will continue to hasten new and like-minded opportunities in the coming three years.”
Datest is an ISO9001 and AS9100C-certified, ITAR-registered provider of advanced, integrated PCBA testing and inspection services to the CM/EMS and OEM communities since 1984. Datest features in-circuit testing and test engineering development for all major platforms as well as flying probe testing, boundary scan testing, functional testing, and four kinds of x-ray inspection (2D, 3D, CT-Scan, and AXI). Datest also offers a wide variety of engineering and value-added services, including failure analysis, “bonepile” rehabilitation, and Blackfox training programs. Datest also proudly introduces counterfeit component detection services, consistent with SAE AS 5553 and PRO-STD-001. For more information about Datest, please visit www.datest.com or call 510-490-4600.