Photofabrication Engineering (PEI) has been awarded certification under AS9100 quality standards established by the aircraft and aerospace industry*. By achieving this award, in recognition of high quality levels in “photochemical machining and assembly of precision and decorative metal parts,” PEI is recognized as one of the top companies providing photochemically-etched metal parts and components for the defense and aerospace industries. In addition, the company's manufacturing process has achieved ISO-9002:2008 certification.
AS9100 registration certifies that PEI, along with its vendors, has achieved a superior and consistent product quality, a tighter quality control system, and a more consistent flow of quality (when analyzed against the provisions of ISO:9001:2008 and AS9100 Revision B, in accordance with the requirements of AS9104A) than other, similar manufacturers. The National Quality Assurance, USA, audit found zero nonconformance in PEI’s metal certifications, plating operations, or general operation.
In 2010, PEI was granted certification under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) allowing the firm to provide weapon systems components and accessories in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations implemented by the Department of State.**
Some of the products PEI supplies to the defense and aerospace industries include:
*These high global quality standards were published by the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) in cooperation with the AAQG and with input from ANAB and IAAR (the Independent Association of Accredited Registrars). As a result, PEI can be found on OASIS – the On-line Aerospace Supplier Information System – and is subject to continual audits by the NQA, the results of which are reported on OASIS.
**The demanding quality control regimens and systems evidenced by PEI’s receiving these certifications bring PEI closer to similar certifications such as ISO/TS16949 (Automotive Standard) and ISO 13485 (Medical Standard).
Sample applications follow below:
ELECTRON GUN GRID
STEP LIDS & COVERS
FILTER SCREEN FOR SECURITY SCENT DETECTION