All four Solar Atmospheres facilities (Souderton, Pa.; Hermitage, Pa.; Fontana, Calif.; and Greenville, S.C.) recently obtained certifications to AS9100 Revision D and ISO 9001:2015. Solar has held AS and ISO quality management systems registration certificates since 2001.

These latest releases are the most demanding international standards required of suppliers to the aviation, space, defense and medical industries. The certification preparation followed a rigorous process of evaluating existing procedures and aligning them with the new requirements. Solar’s Quality Management Systems ensure continuous improvement in productivity, efficiency and product quality.

Edward Engelhard, Solar’s corporate quality manager, said, “A key portion of this latest revision highlights the need for top management’s commitment and risk assessment.  We at Solar have a daily commitment to quality vacuum thermal processing, from senior management on down.”