MACOMB, Mich., March 30, 2022 – Baker Industries, a Lincoln Electric Company, today announced that it has recently recertified for ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D, and Nadcap AC7130 quality standards.
First published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1987, ISO 9001:2015 is a universal standard specifying the requirements for a quality management system (QMS). It is part of the ISO 9000 family, the best-known quality management standard in the world. With over one million companies and organizations possessing certification from the ISO 9000 family, the standard is based on several quality management-related principles, including a customer-centric focus, motivation, and implication of high-level management, process approach, and continual improvement.
Developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the European Association of Aerospace Industries in 1999, AS9100D is a widely adopted and recognized quality management system for the aerospace, aviation, space, and defense industry. This certification complements Baker’s existing ISO 9001:2015 certification and includes additional industry-specific requirements for developing and manufacturing products for the sectors mentioned previously.
A global cooperative accreditation program for aerospace, defense, and related industries, Nadcap (the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) is “an industry-managed approach to conformity assessment.” Baker’s Nadcap certification, AC7130, ensures accuracy in measuring and inspecting products for these industries throughout the manufacturing process. It complements the two previously mentioned certifications and further strengthens Baker’s quality management processes for its aerospace and defense manufacturing operations.
All performed by American Systems Registrar, an ANAB-accredited and IATF-approved registrar specializing in quality-related certifications, Baker’s recertifications involved rigorous, weeks-long audits and assessments. The goal of these extensive audits is to:
- Assess process conformity
- Evaluate performance
- Identify processes that require improvement to ensure the QMS remains fully implemented and to prepare for external audit/review for certification
The scope of these certifications spans every aspect of design, manufacturing, assembly, inspection, and post-sales operations at Baker Industries.
Implementing a solid quality management system governed by these rigorous standards ensures that every part, prototype, or tool leaving Baker Industries is repeatable, in conformance with the tight tolerances required of the industries the company serves, and of top-tier quality.
About Baker Industries, a Lincoln Electric Company
Baker Industries, a Lincoln Electric Company, is an industry-leading supplier to OEM and Tier 1 manufacturers in the world’s most demanding industries. With five state-of-the-art facilities, a robust collection of equipment, and a workforce of hundreds in Macomb, Michigan, Baker is one of the industry’s most diversified and capable suppliers of tooling, prototyping, CNC machining, fabrication, additive manufacturing, and more. For more information, visit www.bakerindustriesinc.com.