Bullen Ultrasonics Achieves Aerospace QM Certification
Bullen Ultrasonics (Eaton, OH), a globally recognized pioneer and leader in ultrasonic machining, has been successfully certified to the aerospace industry’s AS9100 quality management standard. The certification recognizes Bullen’s excellence in machining ceramic matrix composite (CMC) components for the aerospace industry.
AS9100 is the single common quality management standard for the aviation, space and defense industries, commonly referred to as the aerospace industry. The standard is based on organizational aerospace manufacturing processes and emphasizes the need to satisfy internal, governmental and regulatory requirements. It is endorsed by all major aerospace regulators, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
“Bullen’s achievement of the AS9100 certification puts us in elite company,” said Tim Beatty, President of Bullen. “Our commitment to adhere to AS9100, the strictest of quality standards for the aerospace industry, will open many more doors for us and further propel the growth of our machining services for ceramic matrix composites.”
Bullen Ultrasonics provides precision machining services for glass, ceramics and advanced materials to high-technology industries. With the largest concentration of ultrasonic machining equipment in the world, Bullen machines components for aircraft engine parts, fiber-optic networking, smart, implantable medical devices, DNA analysis and sequencing, pressure sensors for airbags in automobiles and trucks, environmental monitoring and computer chips.
Bullen describes CMCs as ‘super ceramics’ that are as strong as metals but two-thirds lighter in weight and can operate at much higher temperatures than the most advanced alloys. This combination allows aerospace engineers to design smaller engines with lighter components that generate more power, burn less fuel and don’t need as much air for cooling.
Bullen recently experienced a period of significant capital investment in automation technology, established itself at the forefront of CMC machining for the aerospace/defense industry, and solidified its leadership in the semiconductor, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), transportation/automotive, and medical and life sciences industries.
Bullen Ultrasonics will exhibit on Booth 241.
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