The AS9100:2009 Certification

AS9100 is a widely accepted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry.  Major aerospace manufacturers and suppliers worldwide require compliance and/or registration to AS9100 as a condition of doing business with them.

Canton Drop Forge is AS9100 certified and Nadcap certified for heat treat, mag particle inspection and lab testing.

AS9100 is a widely adopted and standardized international quality management system for the aerospace industry. The standard provides suppliers with a comprehensive quality system for providing safe and reliable products to the aerospace industry. Specifically, AS9100 is an SAE document that defines requirements for the AS9100 Quality Management System Standard and it is based upon ISO 9001.

CDF has a robust capacity planning system and risk management process.  Delivery performance is a core value at CDF.

Benefits of the AS9100

Overall the AS9100 was created to standardize all quality and managements aspect for the aerospace industry to ensure the introduction of high-quality products, and to encourage economic growth in the aerospace industry. Even though this certification is not mandatory, most companies require the AS9100 certification before they even consider a supplier.


Nadcap, or the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program, was established in 1990 by SAE International. Nadcap’s membership consists of aerospace “Prime Contractors” who coordinate with aerospace accredited suppliers to develop industry-wide audit criteria for special processes and products. Through PRI, Nadcap provides independent certification of manufacturing processes for the industry. PRI has become the global authority in facilitating industry-managed programs and administering special process accreditation programs like Nadcap.

We, at Canton Drop Forge, are experts in the Aerospace Forging industry and are AS9100 and Nadcap certified.

Contact us today to learn more about our forging capabilities and aerospace forging applications and how we can help you with your aerospace project.


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