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Upholding Excellence through ISO Certified Processes

At Aerostar Manufacturing, we are deeply committed to quality. Our Quality Control Solutions embody this dedication, leveraging a combination of advanced technologies, skilled personnel, and stringent protocols to ensure that every product we deliver meets the highest standards. We understand that in the world of manufacturing, maintaining consistently high quality is not just a competitive advantage – it is an absolute necessity.

We proudly operate under a number of ISO certifications that are highly relevant to quality control in manufacturing. One such certification is ISO 9001, the international standard for quality management systems. This certification validates that our Quality Control Solutions are designed around a strong customer focus, a process approach, and a commitment to continuous improvement. In other words, we don’t just aim to meet our customers’ needs – we strive to exceed them, while consistently seeking ways to do better.

Moreover, Aerostar has IATF 16949 certification providing the following benefits:

Quality Assurance

  1. High Quality Products: The stringent requirements for this certification ensure that the manufacturer adheres to high quality processes, which generally results in high quality metal components.
  2. Consistency: The standard ensures that quality is not just a one time event but a consistent process, assuring clients that each shipment will meet their specifications.

Risk Management

  1. Lower Risk of Defects: Due to the rigorous quality checks, the likelihood of receiving defective or sub-standard products is significantly reduced.
  2. Early Detection: In the event that there are issues, the standard often requires early detection and contingency planning, making it easier to resolve problems quickly.

Compliance and Compatibility

  1. Industry Recognition: The IATF 16949 is globally recognized in the automotive industry, simplifying matters of compliance for companies that require their suppliers to meet certain industry standards.
  2. Easier Audits: Since the certification demands robust documentation and record keeping, clients might find it easier and quicker to carry out their own quality audits or assessments.

Cost Efficiency

  1. Reduced Waste: Quality management processes are geared toward efficiency, which often results in less waste and more value for the client.
  2. Reduced Inspection Costs: Clients may be able to reduce the extent of their own incoming inspection processes, relying instead on the certification to assure quality.

Competitive Advantage

  1. Supplier Reliability: Clients can consider a certified supplier as a competitive advantage, as product quality and consistency are assured, reducing risks in the supply chain.
  2. Global Sourcing: Companies looking to source globally can trust the IATF 16949 certification as a consistent standard, irrespective of the geographical location of the manufacturer.

Relationship Benefits

  1. Transparency: The required documentation and reporting can offer clients a clearer view into the production process, creating a more transparent supplier-client relationship.
  2. Continuous Improvement: The standard’s focus on continuous improvement can lead to better products over time, benefiting the long-term relationship between client and supplier.

In summary, choosing Aerostar Manufacturing, an IATF 16949 certified metal component manufacturer offers multiple layers of assurance and several tangible benefits, all contributing to a more reliable, efficient, and cost-effective supply chain.

Our certifications represent our dedicated adherence to international standards of quality, customer focus, and environmental responsibility. With us, you can be assured that every product is not just a product, but a testament to our dedication to quality.

We take pride in customer service, quality, delivery and competitive prices.


United States:

  • Capacity: The U.S. has a mature quality control (QC) sector, especially in highly regulated industries like aerospace, healthcare, and automotive. Many U.S. manufacturers adhere to international QC standards like ISO 9001.
  • Open Capacity: Open capacity for QC varies by industry and tends to be tightly integrated with manufacturing capacity. Advanced automation often leaves limited open capacity as most is utilized in real-time monitoring and quality assurance.
  • Workforce: Highly skilled workforce with certifications in Six Sigma, ISO, and other quality management systems (QMS). According to the American Society for Quality (ASQ), there are tens of thousands of certified quality professionals in the U.S.
  • Education of Workforce: Often have bachelor’s degrees or higher in engineering, statistics, or related fields. Specialized training in quality control methods and tools is common.


  • Capacity: India has a growing quality control sector with increasing adoption of international standards like ISO and Six Sigma, especially in IT, automotive, and pharmaceutical sectors. Government initiatives like “Make in India” include an emphasis on quality to make Indian goods globally competitive.
  • Open Capacity: Given the rapid growth in various manufacturing sectors, there is often more open capacity in quality control in India. However, the use of automation and advanced QC tools is generally lower compared to the U.S., leading to higher manual oversight.
  • Workforce: Large but variable workforce, ranging from highly skilled engineers to semi-skilled workers. An increasing number of professionals are seeking quality related certifications.
  • Education of Workforce: A wide range of educational backgrounds, from diploma holders in technical subjects to postgraduates in quality management. Skill development initiatives are becoming more common to standardize and uplift the quality of the QC workforce.

While the U.S. is at the forefront of incorporating advanced technologies into quality control, India is rapidly developing its capabilities and aligning them with international standards.

United States:

  • Advanced Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
    • Usage of ultrasonic, radiographic, and magnetic particle testing is on the rise to evaluate the integrity of metal components without causing damage.
  • IoT & Industry 4.0
    • Internet-connected sensors and analytics tools are increasingly being used to continuously monitor manufacturing processes for quality control.
  • Machine Learning & AI
    • Artificial intelligence algorithms are being developed to predict defects and improve quality based on historical data.
  • Blockchain for Traceability
    • To maintain a transparent supply chain, blockchain technology is being utilized to trace each component back to its raw material stage.
  • Quality-By-Design (QbD)
    • A proactive approach to quality, emphasizing early stage design considerations to minimize risks and defects down the line.
  • Automation & Robotics
    • Automated quality control systems using robotic arms for tasks such as sorting, measuring, and visual inspection are becoming more common.
  • Adherence to Regulatory Guidelines
    • Strict compliance with FAA, FDA, or other regulatory standards for industries like aerospace and medical devices.
  • Green Quality Control
    • Incorporation of environmentally friendly practices, including minimizing waste during the QC process.


  • Standardization & Certifications
    • Growing emphasis on international standards like ISO 9001 to make the Indian manufacturing sector globally competitive.
  • Quality Skill Development
    • Numerous training programs and skill development initiatives are being launched to improve the knowledge base of the quality control workforce.
  • Software Based QC Tools
    • Gradual shift towards utilizing software for quality control, such as Statistical Process Control (SPC) software.
  • Third Party Inspection Services
    • Many manufacturers are using third party inspection services to provide an unbiased view of quality control measures.
  • Lean & Six Sigma
    • These methodologies are becoming more popular to improve efficiency and reduce defects in the manufacturing process.
  • Automated Visual Inspection
    • Though still nascent, the use of automated systems for visual inspection is growing in India.
  • Cost-Efficiency
    • Due to budget constraints, there is a focus on developing cost-effective yet reliable quality control methods.
  • Regulatory Compliance
    • Increased scrutiny from regulatory bodies, especially for export oriented manufacturers, is pushing the adoption of advanced QC methods.

Relevant Certifications

Quality control in the manufacturing of metal engineered components often requires adherence to a variety of industry standards and certifications to ensure that products meet certain criteria for safety, performance, and reliability. Below is a list of relevant certifications commonly seen in the U.S. and India:

United States:

  1. ISO 9001: Quality Management Systems
  2. ISO/IEC 17025: General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories
  3. ISO 14001: Environmental Management Systems
  1. ASME BPVC: Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
  2. ASME Y14.5: Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  1. Nadcap: National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program for special processes like heat treating, coatings, etc.
  1. IATF 16949: International Automotive Task Force Quality Management
  2. AIAG Certifications: Including Core Tools (APQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC, MSA)
  1. FDA 21 CFR Part 820: Quality System Regulation
  2. ISO 13485: Medical Devices – Quality Management Systems

AWS D1.1: Structural Welding Code for Steel

  1. Six Sigma Certifications: Yellow, Green, Black, and Master Black Belt
  2. NQA-1: Nuclear Quality Assurance-1


  1. ISO 9001: Quality Management Systems
  2. ISO/IEC 17025: Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories
  3. ISO 14001: Environmental Management Systems
  1. ISI Mark: For product quality
  2. Hallmark: For precious metal quality
  1. TS 16949: Quality Management System Requirements for Automotive Production and Relevant Service Parts Organizations
  2. AIS Standards: Automotive Industry Standards
  1. OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health and Safety Management
  2. SA 8000: Social Accountability
  1. IBR: Indian Boiler Regulations for welding in boiler and pressure vessel manufacturing
  2. AWS Certifications: Offered in India through authorized centers
  1. Six Sigma Certifications: Yellow, Green, Black, and Master Black Belt
  2. CE Marking: Especially for components that will be exported to the European Union

Schedule M: Good Manufacturing Practices for medical devices

Compliance with these certifications ensures that metal engineered components meet rigorous quality control standards. It can also open doors to international markets and serve as a differentiator in competitive bidding processes.

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