AS9100 is a widely adopted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry. AS9100 fully incorporates the entirety of the current version of ISO 9000, while adding additional requirements relating to quality and safety. Additional elements include control for product traceability, risk management, and control of material.
Why is it important?
This certification ensures that products are produced with a Quality system that meets the Aviation, Space and Defense requirements.
Major aerospace manufacturers and suppliers worldwide require compliance and/or registration to AS9100 as a condition of doing business with them.
Most contract manufacturers and distributors are certified, but many suppliers are not. Uniquely, nVent SCHROFF has the AS9100 and ISO9001 certifications for their brand of nVent SCHROFF PCB retainers which include the Calmark and Birtcher product lines.