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Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing announces new AS9100C certification for aerospace production

Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing LLC (rp+m), an industry leader in additive manufacturing, materials development, and engineering services, announced their certification to the AS9100C Standard. In addition to the industry sectors they already serve, AS9100C certification enables rp+m to provide production parts and services to provide value to companies in the aerospace, space and defense industries.

Clare Goldsberry

September 11, 2014

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Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing announces new AS9100C certification for aerospace production

Over the past year, rp+m has implemented the structures and processes to meet the standard requirements to achieve the AS9100C certification, providing a solid foundation from which to support their continuing growth. The decision to pursue AS9100C certification was made due to several grant programs rp+m has been involved with over the previous two years, according to the company. Partnerships with key grant partners in the aerospace industry, as well as natural follow-on business resulting from development work, made pursuit of AS9100C a natural next step for business growth.

"Seeing rp+m grow from a prototyping business beginning in 2010 into an advanced manufacturing company has been truly amazing," said Matthew K. Hlavin, CEO of rp+m. "We are fortunate to participate in America Makes and are committed to grow with our aerospace partners in additive manufacturing."

America Makes, one of the national technology development centers instituted by the Obama administration, has driven the focus to develop and mature additive manufacturing for use in highly regulated industries like aerospace through grant programs, community outreach, technology development and industry collaboration. rp+m's involvement with America Makes solidified the decision to seek AS9100C and demonstrated the importance of implementing standardization within additive manufacturing.

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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