Datest, a leading provider of advanced, efficient and mission-critical in-circuit testing, test engineering, X-ray inspection and nondestructive failure analysis solutions, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed its AS9100D recertification. The intent of the standard is to establish a single quality management system for use within the aerospace industry. Based on the ISO 9001 quality system requirements, AS9100D adds more stringent requirements specific to the aviation, space and defense industries.
“With this successful recertification, on our 13th consecutive successful AS9100 audit, Datest has now been certified to both the ISO9001 and AS9100 standards since 2010,” stated Robert Boguski, President of Datest. “Once again, our team successfully demonstrated its well-functioning Quality Management System (QMS) to the satisfaction of a third-party auditor. This time, in fact, we had no violations of the standard at all (no majors, minors or observations). This status doesn’t come easily, and should never be taken for granted.”
With this certification, together with the ISO9001:2015 certification, Datest continues to maintain the appropriate, consensus-driven quality benchmarks to serve the aviation, space and defense industries. The standard takes the requirements of ISO 9001 and supplements them with additional quality system requirements, which are established by the aerospace industry in order to satisfy DOD, NASA and FAA quality requirements.
The current AS9100D revision to the standard adds additional requirements addressing detailed process descriptions and the risks and opportunities associated with their operation; outside interested third party influences; human factors; and professional ethics.
Boguski added, “AS9100D certification enables Datest to participate seamlessly in many varied aerospace projects and programs, often on a tight timeline demanding swift supplier qualification. Prior certification smooths that path to supplier qualification. Those skills and our background make us much more than a vendor to our clients; we are, we hope, a true partner. We are grateful for this recognition, as we use it to grow and diversify our business.”
With more than 38 years of expertise, Datest offers in-circuit testing (ICT), flying probe testing, X-ray inspection, boundary scan/JTAG testing, functional testing, failure analysis and other related analytical and laboratory services. Datest is an ISO9001:2015, ITAR and AS9100D-certified company, and a member of IPC, IEEE, EIPC and ASNT. Datest is a proud and active member of SMTA.
For more information about Datest or to view the company’s complete service lineup, visit datest.com, or call (510) 490-4600.
Datest was founded in 1984 to address the growing trend of outsourcing assembly test services, together with increasing OEM demands that EMS providers deliver fully tested, functioning product. The company integrates traditional electrical board test methodologies (ICT, Flying Probe, and JTAG/Boundary Scan) with failure analysis (nondestructive as well as destructive), reverse engineering and “bonepile” rehabilitation, functional test development, and analytical laboratory services. Datest also offers comprehensive X-ray services (2D, 3D, and CT) for root cause analysis, high-level inspection and metrology, and dispute resolution. Datest is frequently the final say in third-party dispute resolution. The Datest suite of services includes a 225kV microfocus CT system from VJ Technologies, offering CT scanning and failure analysis services for all manner of larger objects besides printed circuit board assemblies. Datest is ITAR registered and has a quality management system (QMS) that is certified to ISO9001:2015 and AS9100D. Datest is a member of SMTA, IPC, IEEE, EIPC and ASNT (American Society for Nondestructive Testing).