ACDi Electronics Manufacturing Certifications and Compliance Overview

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As an IPC Class 2 and 3 manufacturer of electronics, it is critical that certain quality certifications are maintained and that we are compliant with specific industry standards. Following is an overview of ACDi’s certifications and compliance posture.

ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D
ACDi is certified to the ISO quality management system requirements, as well as specifically to the additional aviation, space, and defense industry requirements, definitions, and notes. ACDi’s quality certification can be found in our client center of our website.

ANSi/ESD S20.20-2014
ACDi is certified to this multi-industry standard. ANSI/ESD S20.20 is a standard developed by the Electrostatic Discharge Association (ESDA). This certification is for companies that design, manufacture, package, test and/or handle electronic equipment and devices sensitive to electrostatic discharge. This standard gives guidance for electronics manufacturing services operations to develop, implement and sustain an ESD control program. The program includes requirements that pertain to training of employees that handle the electronic devices, electrical grounding for persons handling electronic devices and the packaging and marking of products

ESD is a major cause of failures in the electronics manufacturing industry. The ANSI/ESD S20.20 certification is a testament to the company’s commitment to higher quality standards that reduce the risk of nonconforming products, rework and returns.

ITAR Registered
ITAR stands for The International Traffic in Arms Regulations and is a set of government regulations related to defense exports. The regulations include policies and provisions related to prohibited exports, imports and sales to or from specific countries, exceptions among many others. As a government and defense industry contractor, ACDi is a registered entity and maintains regular training internally to remain in compliance with the requirements of the program.

JCP DD 2345
ACDi maintains an active JCP form DD 2345. JCP certification establishes the eligibility of a U.S. or Canadian contractor to receive technical data governed, in the U.S., by Department of Defense (DOD) Directive 5230.25 and, in Canada, by the Technical Data Control Regulations (TDCR).

Certification is required for United States (U.S.) or Canadian contractors who wish to obtain access to unclassified technical data disclosing militarily critical technology with military or space application that is under the control of, or in the possession of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) or the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND).

NIST 800-171
Per the website, “NIST SP 800-171 is a NIST Special Publication that provides recommended requirements for protecting the confidentiality of controlled unclassified information (CUI).  Defense contractors must implement the recommended requirements contained in NIST SP 800-171 to demonstrate their provision of adequate security to protect the covered defense information included in their defense contracts, as required by DFARS clause 252.204-7012. If a manufacturer is part of a DoD, General Services Administration (GSA), NASA or other federal or state agencies’ supply chain, the implementation of the security requirements included in NIST SP 800-171 is a must.”

ACDi proactively assesses its cyber security posture and adjusts policies, systems and best practices to be in compliance with the NIST 800-171 recommended requirements.

IPC-A-610 and IPC/WHMA-A-620
All quality inspectors at ACDi are certified to the IPC-A-610 standard and renew their certification every two years as required. More information on this standard can be found here

Additionally, our cable engineer is certified to the IPC/WHMA-A-620 standard – the only industry-consensus standard for requirements and acceptance of cable and wire harness assemblies.

RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
The RoHS Directive was put into place with the intent to prevent the risks posed to human health and the environment related to the management of electronic and electrical waste. It restricts the use of the following substances: lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP).

ACDi has been RoHS compliant with the directive since its rollout.

Small Business
Small business is defined as a privately owned corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship that has fewer employees and less annual revenue than a corporation or regular-sized business. ACDi is a self-certified small business in all NAICS codes related to our core competencies. This includes 334418, 334419, 541330, 334220, 334310, 334510, 334511, 336320, 541512, and 336413.

SAM Registered
Like any company that would like to do business with the federal government, or needs to report subcontract information, ACDi is registered on the System for Award Management (SAM). We maintain our registration throughout the year and renew annually as required.

Looking forward, ACDi continually evaluates the available electronics certifications and standards that make sense to implement at the company. This includes strategic direction of the company, market segment requirements and client requested. If you have any questions about the electronics certifications and compliance standards at ACDi, feel free to contact us.