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AS9100D Certified

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AS9100 is a widely adopted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry. It was released in October, 1999, by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the European Association of Aerospace Industries.

Boeing BQMS Certified

Sterling Instrument is a Boeing Certified supplier.


International Traffic in Arms Regulations
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The Department of State is responsible for the export and temporary import of defense articles and services governed by 22 U.S.C. 2778 of the Arms Export Control Act ("AECA"; see the AECA Web page) and Executive Order 13637. All manufacturers, exporters, and brokers of defense articles, related technical data and defense services as defined on the United States Munitions List (Part 121 of the ITAR) are required to register with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).


Directorate of Defense Trade Controls
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Registration is primarily a means to provide the U.S. Government with necessary information on who is involved in certain manufacturing, exporting and brokering activities. Registration does not confer any export rights or privileges, but is a precondition for the issuance of any license or other approval for export.

DFARS: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

Designatronics can supply DFARS compliant components as required

NIST SP 800-171 Compliant

National Institue of Standards and Technology dictates how contractors and sub-contractors should manage Controlled (CUI) information that pertains to the interests of the United States, but not strictly regulated by the Federal government.


Restrictions on use of Hazardous Substances
» Download: RoHS and REACH Compliance 2/1/2023 - PDF
Regulations limit or ban specific substances in new electronic and electric equipment.


Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals
» Download: Policy / Certificate of Non-Use of Conflict Minerals - PDF
» Download: Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT)
(REACH) is a European Union Regulation of 18 December 2006. REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment. It is the strictest law to date regulating chemical substances and will affect industries throughout the world.

Nadcap Approved Facilities

Nadcap - National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program
Nadcap and customer approved facilities are used for casting, heat-treating, plating, and painting.

Lean Manufacturer

Designatronics practices the principles of lean manufacturing. Lean is centered on preserving value with less work. Lean is a production practice that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination.