9T Labs AG, a Swiss company specializing in digital, automated, and cost-competitive serial production of continuous fiber components, has received ISO 9001 certification, a global quality management standard of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), based in Geneva, Switzerland.
The application process for ISO 9001 is comprehensive and rigorous and involves internal and external audits of policies, procedures, and training. After several months and dedicated involvement from all corners of the company, 9T Labs joins more than one million companies worldwide, in over 170 countries, with this certification.
“We are proud of our commitment to putting quality at the heart of 9T Labs,” said Josua Woerlen, project manager for the implementation of the Quality Management System at 9T Labs. “The buy-in across the company on this process over the last eight months was truly inspiring to watch unfold.”
ISO 9001 is a standard that is designed to ensure that end-user customers receive consistent, good-quality products and services. This, in turn, has the potential to lead to many business benefits such as a reduction in costs, increased productivity, and access to new markets.
“Implementing ISO 9001 is about reforming corporate culture, ideologies, and a genuine commitment to improvement, both individually and as a company,” said Martin Eichenhofer, chief executive officer and co-founder of 9T Labs. “Customer happiness is at the center of everything we do, and this ISO 9001 certification ensures that we continue to strive for the highest quality, reliability, and durability in our manufacturing and management system processes today and in the future.”
Recently, 9T Labs printed 1,000 carbon composite watch cases for Oris, a luxurious mechanical watch company, also based in Switzerland, and has partnered with Purdue University to research and test the potential of manufacturing structural aerospace composite applications, at scale, with 9T Labs’ Additive Fusion Technology (AFT).