Singapore-based Additive Flight Solutions (AFS), an aerospace AM venture founded by Stratasys and SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) announced it has received AS9100D certification and is registered with International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), a global body that governs quality management within the aerospace industry’s global supply chain.
Founded in 2018, Additive Flight Solutions combines Stratasys’ extensive knowledge of additive manufacturing with SIAEC’s deep understanding of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. The company was formed specifically to accelerate the adoption of 3D printing for the production of parts in the commercial aviation, military aviation spaces as well as in other industrial areas. Presently, much of Additive Flight Solutions’ work is focused on the production of interior aircraft cabin components, especially replacement parts, which are supplied to local and global manufacturers. Recently, for instance, the company helped develop and manufacture hand sanitizer holders for a local airline.
The company’s newly obtained AS9100D certification is a standardized quality management and assurance system for the aviation, space and defense markets. The certification enables manufacturing suppliers like AFS to meet the needs of its customers while meeting relevant regulatory and statutory requirements.
“From individual part weight reduction to a more comfortable layout and design, the future of aircraft interiors is set to take off in innovative ways,” said Stefan Roeding, DGM of Additive Flight Solutions. “Apart from being a competitive advantage, achieving the AS9100D is a significant milestone for AFS and our parent companies. This certification validates our commitment to drive the development of aerospace applications and deliver reliable and precisely engineered solutions. It gives us immense pride in attaining this globally recognized mark of excellence.”
Overall, the company’s goal is to promote the use of AM in aircraft MRO by demonstrating its potential for agile and cost-effective spare parts production (reducing reliance on costly warehousing and inventories), as well as for the production of optimized, lightweight aircraft parts.