Bullen Ultrasonics Achieves AS9100 Quality Management Certification for the Aerospace Industry

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Elite AS9100 certification solidifies Bullen’s precision machining services for ceramic matrix composites at the forefront of aerospace manufacturing

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"Our commitment to adhere to AS9100, the strictest of quality standards for the aerospace industry, will further propel the growth of our machining services for ceramic matrix composites." - Tim Beatty, president of Bullen Ultrasonics

Bullen Ultrasonics, a globally recognized pioneer and leader in ultrasonic machining, announced today its achievement of certification to the aerospace industry’s AS9100 quality management standard. The certification recognizes Bullen’s excellence in machining ceramic matrix composite (CMC) components for the aerospace industry.

AS9100 is the single common quality management standard for the aviation, space and defense industries, commonly referred to as the aerospace industry. The standard is based on organizational aerospace manufacturing processes and emphasizes the need to satisfy internal, governmental and regulatory requirements. It is endorsed by all major aerospace regulators, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

"Bullen’s achievement of the AS9100 certification puts us in elite company," said Tim Beatty, president of Bullen. "Our commitment to adhere to AS9100, the strictest of quality standards for the aerospace industry, will open many more doors for us and further propel the growth of our machining services for ceramic matrix composites.”

Bullen Ultrasonics provides precision machining services for glass, ceramics and advanced materials to high technology industries. With the largest concentration of ultrasonic machining equipment in the world, Bullen machines components for aircraft engine parts; fiber optic networking; smart, implantable medical devices; DNA analysis and sequencing; pressure sensors for air bags in automobiles and trucks; environmental monitoring; and computer chips.

CMCs are “super ceramics” that are as strong as metals but are two-thirds lighter in weight and can operate at much higher temperatures than the most advanced alloys. This combination allows aerospace engineers to design smaller engines with lighter components that generate more power, burn less fuel and don’t need as much air for cooling.

Bullen recently experienced a period of significant capital investment in automation technology, established itself at the forefront of ceramic matrix composites (CMC) machining for the aerospace/defense industry, and solidified its leadership in the semiconductor, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), transportation/automotive, and medical and life sciences industries.

Bullen was recently honored by the Dayton Business Journal’s 2016 Manufacturing Awards program,winning first place in its Innovation category. Bullen was recognized for the combination of its unique, cutting-edge ultrasonic machining methods, the company’s transition to automation in its equipment design, a company culture that promotes a continuous improvement process for employees, and its partnerships with local universities and research institutes, including University of Dayton, University of Cincinnati, Wright State University, Miami (Ohio) University, Miami Valley Career Technology Center and Sinclair Community College, among others.

About Bullen Ultrasonics, Inc.:
A globally recognized pioneer and leader in ultrasonic machining, Bullen Ultrasonics provides precision machining services for glass, ceramics and advanced materials to high technology markets. A leading manufacturer of high quality components to the semiconductor, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), transportation/automotive, defense, aerospace, and medical and life sciences industries, Bullen has the largest concentration of ultrasonic machining equipment in the world. Its services also include computer numeric control (CNC) machining, abrasive jet machining and micro electrical discharge machining (EDM) processing. Founded in 1971, Bullen is a privately-held, family-owned business based in Eaton, Ohio. For more information, visit http://www.bullentech.com or follow on Twitter @bullentech.

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