Since 1936, Helander has held an unwavering commitment to quality and excellence in everything we do, from CNC machining and hydroforming to prototyping and polishing.
Standards, Certifications, Quality, and Compliance
Upholding our industry-leading level of quality — both in the parts we manufacture and the metal finishing services we offer — involves more than following sound manufacturing processes and maintaining a talented staff. These are important parts of the equation — but for us, they are only the foundation.
To ensure we are producing components and performing services such as metal spinning, metal stamping, and aerospace welding of the highest quality possible, we have proactively obtained a wide range of manufacturing certifications. The standards set forth by these certifications, to which we must maintain strict compliance, provide us with a baseline for quality to build upon while providing our customers peace of mind.
Below are some of the standards and certifications that Helander works to maintain.
ISO 9001:2015 Certification
Published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO 9001:2015 is an extremely important standard, recognized and required around the world across various industries and applications. It sets forth guidelines for establishing and maintaining a reliable quality management system (QMS). Helander has been ISO 9001 certified since 1999.
AS9100D is a standard set forth by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Like ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D ensures a reliable QMS; unlike ISO 9001:2015, it lays out QMS guidelines specifically for manufacturers creating products for aerospace applications.
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Certification
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) develops and publishes standards for a wide range of applications and industries. Following a period of low demand during which we did not renew, Helander was recertified in 2014 by the ASME National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors for manufacturing these types of vessels.
Nadcap is the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program, a cooperative standardization, assessment, and accreditation initiative for the aerospace industry. To become certified by Nadcap for aerospace industry manufacturing, a number of standards must be achieved, including AS9100 Rev. D and the American Welding Society’s (AWS) AWS D17.
The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are a set of standards by which a company can ensure the safety of the import and export of national defense products, services, and equipment. Published by the U.S. Department of State, ITAR certification is required for any customer operating in the military and defense industry.
Used most commonly by the automotive industry, the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is a set of measurements and requirements that a prospective component supplier must meet before integration into a supply chain. Helander has a long history of PPAP compliance.
Helander Quality Policy
Customer satisfaction through Quality, On-time Delivery, Customer Service, and ethical behavior, while complying with all customer and regulatory requirements is essential Helander strives to continually improve the effectiveness of our Quality Management System through the commitment and the cooperation of all of our Team members.
Contact us today to learn more about Helander quality assurance program and how we can help with your next metal spinning project.