All four Solar Atmospheres facilities have recently obtained certifications to AS9100 Revision D and ISO9001:2015. 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 high product quality.
Corporate Quality Manager Edward Engelhard states, “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. The adherence to strict specification requirements and to uncompromising process execution provides a service that not only meets, but often surpasses our customer’s expectations.”
Solar management wishes to thank all of its hard-working staff for their continued commitment to maintaining these highest quality standards.
The website lists all current certifications and approvals.
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Jeff Wills graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. During this time he also worked at the Institute Machine Shop helping design, machine, and assemble projects for his fellow students. Following graduation, Wills gained industry experience at a small company designing and manufacturing industrial machinery for the plastics industry. From there he joined Schunk in 2016 and works in the Toolholding department focusing on custom engineered solutions using Schunk’s hydraulic expansion technology.
Lockheed Martin technicians build and test eCASS stations, which troubleshoot and repair avionics for Navy aircraft, at a facility in Orlando, Florida. (Photo credit: Michelle Jeffries, Lockheed Martin)
The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a seven-year contract worth up to more than $500 million to build and deliver more than 200 electronic Consolidated Automated Support Systems (eCASS) to maximize aircraft readiness. The previous Navy CASS contract awarded in 2000 to Lockheed Martin was worth $287 million.
According to Navy Naval Air Systems Command, eCASS saves the Navy money by averting the repair of avionics at the next level of maintenance or sending the parts back to the original equipment manufacturer. Sailors use eCASS to troubleshoot and repair aircraft electronics ashore and at sea, allowing them to return aircraft such as the F/A-18 and E-2D to operational status quickly and efficiently.
"Lockheed Martin's partnership with the Navy on Automated Test Equipment began more than 30 years ago with the production and sustainment of the legacy CASS family of products," said Amy Gowder, general manager and vice president, Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Solutions. "Our technology is always evolving and now can support F-35 advanced avionics and other fifth-generation platforms."
Since 2010, Lockheed Martin has delivered more than 80 eCASS stations to the Navy, as part of its transition from the legacy CASS testing stations to the smaller, faster, and more reliable eCASS.