Metal Action Machining Ltd. (the CNC Division of Analytic Systems) has announced that they have been certified to the International Standards Organization (Certificate number AS-1197), Aerospace AS9100 Quality Management System. On the heels of being certified to ISO9001-2008 one year ago, Metal Action decided to upgrade to the Aerospace Certification. This will allow Metal Action to obtain new aerospace contracts for the likes of AVCORP, ASCO, Boeing, Bombardier, etc, as well as to assist in the potential work for the (NSP) National Ship Procurement project with Seaspan Marine.
AS9100 fully incorporates the entirety of the current version of ISO 9001 while adding additional requirements relating to quality and safety. Major aerospace manufacturers and suppliers worldwide require compliance and/or registration to AS9100 as a condition of doing business with them.
In May 2010 Analytic Systems realized that their current small business quality system was inadequate for the anticipated growth of the company over the next year and into the future. At that time their quality system was about 70% of the ISO 9001 standard, so having that in place over the past 6 years made the switch to ISO 9001 easier. In September/2010 Analytic Systems and Metal Action proceeded through their first audit with the help of their ISO auditor from Intertek Testing Services, with no problem. Their second and final audit in early November/2010 was equally as well completed, so Intertek recommended immediate certification. The AS9100 audits completed in December 2011 were completed with equal ease.
ISO standards make the development, manufacturing and supply of products and services more efficient, safer and cleaner, it facilitates trade between countries and makes it fairer. For businesses, the widespread adoption of International Standards means that suppliers can develop and offer products and services meeting specifications that have wide international acceptance in their sectors. Therefore, businesses using International Standards can compete in many more markets around the world.
Metal Action Machining, Surrey, BC Canada (metalaction.ca) has major projects currently related to aerospace tooling (hydroforming form blocks, moulds, assembly jigs, fixtures, and etc) and aerospace production (flying) parts for Boeing, Avcorp, Cessna, etc. We also produce work for products in the display, marine and high end auto racing industries.
Analytic Systems, Delta, B.C., Canada, (www.analyticsystems.com) manufactures a wide range of high performance Power Conversion products including AC and DC source battery chargers, DC to DC voltage converters, AC to DC power supplies, DC to AC inverters and Solar MPPT Charge Controllers. We focus on high end markets such as Military, Commercial Marine, Rail/Transit, Industrial, Mining, Heavy Duty Trucking, Alternative Energy and Telecom applications, throughout North America and around the world.