July 19, 2017 - Digicom Electronics, Inc., a technology and quality driven Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) company based in Oakland, CA, announces it has been certified by Intertek for AS9100:2016 (RevD) and ISO 9001:2015. AS9100:2016 (RevD) is the standard for organizations that design and manufacture products for the aerospace industry, including parts, components and assemblies. Prepared by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), with representatives from aviation, space, and defense companies in the Americas, Asia/Pacific and Europe, AS9100:2016 (RevD) standardizes quality management system requirements.
Requirements for AS9100:2016 (RevD) are specific to the context of the organization, leadership, planning, support, operation, performance evaluation, and improvement. It indicates that a company is dedicated to improved quality, cost, delivery, and performance. This standard includes ISO 9001:2015 quality management system requirements and specifies additional aviation, space, and defense industry requirements and definitions. Digicom's quality management system certification is applicable to the manufacture and test of printed circuit boards and electro-mechanical assemblies/system integration in accordance with customer specifications.
"This certification doesn't just indicate that Digicom has a quality management system. It involves so much more," explained Douglas Sutherland, president & CEO of NeXsys Group Inc., the professional services company that assisted Digicom in achieving AS9100 and ISO certifications. "It also involves top management's commitment and leadership to define their strategic business vision as it is influenced by those applicable interested party's requirements. It shows a company is committed to carrying out an efficient and productive business process management system. Especially for an EMS company, it demonstrates that they have a design and development process for how to build something and a methodology to weed out and mitigate potential problems or failures."
"AS9100:2016 (RevD) is a new certification and we are excited to be one of the first to achieve it," said Mo Ohady, general manager for Digicom Electronics. "The Society of Aerospace Engineers (SAE) maintains a database of companies with AS9100:2016 (RevD) certification, and we are one of a very small group of EMS companies listed. Digicom also has ISO 13485:2016 Quality Management system certification for medical devices. With AS9100:2016, ITAR, and ISO 9001:2015 we will now have access to aerospace and military as well as defense contract work. We'd like to thank Doug Sutherland of NeXsys for his guidance, coaching, and support in helping us to achieve these certifications. It is a daunting task to fulfill the requirements for certification, but his knowledge and understanding of the process were an integral part of our success."
AS9100:2016 (RevD) includes new requirements above and beyond those specified in the previous revision AS9100C. They address risk-based thinking, make it more explicit, and build it into the whole management system. It ensures that risk is considered from the beginning and throughout and makes prevention part of strategic and operational planning. It provides a framework to enable organizations to adapt to their changing environments or circumstances, involves organizational knowledge, product safety, counterfeit parts prevention, awareness by employees of their contribution, and to consider human factors in the root cause analysis for nonconformities. Obsolescence must also be considered in the planning process.
Digicom helps companies with their complete process from design review through prototyping, component sourcing, manufacture, test, and process validation. Digicom is certified for AS9100:2016 (RevD) aerospace quality, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016 Quality Management system, quality system regulation 21 CFR 820, and ITAR certification. See our videos, articles, and information at www.digicom.org. For more information follow us at www.twitter.com/DigicomEMS, visit www.digicom.org, call +1.510.639.7003, or e-mail email@example.com.
High Resolution Photo: www.digicom.org/img/as9100-iso-9001-certification.png
About Digicom Electronics
Digicom Electronics offers advanced electronics manufacturing with "Made in the USA" quality that fits the needs of larger enterprises while at the same time providing the benefits and individual attention needed to serve start-up companies. Digicom collaborates in all aspects of the process from the design for manufacturability to the final, fully compliant product. Material procurement and management services include planning, purchasing, expediting, and warehousing of components and materials. Digicom has AS9100:2016 RevD, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016 Quality Management system, quality system regulation 21 CFR 820, ITAR, AS9100, and numerous other certifications.
"Digicom Electronics and CASPER'S Technology Open Endless Possibilities for Astronomy and Aerospace Innovation and Collaboration."
Today, CASPER technology powers over 45 scientific instruments worldwide. A significant contribution to these innovations comes from Digicom Electronics and its ROACH system. Read it here.
"Process Validation 101," an important component in the design, prototyping and manufacturing process and one, if done correctly, that can save a considerable amount of time, money and resources. Free white paper.
"Cleanliness of PCB Assemblies Leads to Medical Device Reliability," is now available for download.
Digicom Supports the Return of Electronic Assemblies Manufacturing Onshoring with Prioritized Intellectual Property Protection. Digicom is well positioned to support the ongoing trend to onshore electronics manufacturing back to America. Read more here
Digicom's ROACH System Captured the Data that Enabled Scientists to See the First Image of a Black Hole. Digicom has worked with the Collaboration for Astronomy Signal Processing and Electronics Research (CASPER), the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project, the University of California Berkeley, and many other institutes, researchers, engineers, and scientists from around the world for more than a decade. Read more here
Digicom Electronics Introduces Portable, Lightweight, 400 Hz Power Converter for On-site Aircraft Maintenance. Digicom Electronics Introduces Portable, Lightweight, 400 Hz Power Converter for On-site Aircraft Maintenance. Details here
Digicom Electronics announces it has received aerospace cerfication AS9100:2016 (RevD) & ISO 9001:2015, and is one of the first EMS companies to achieve it. Learn more