Imagineering maintains some of the highest standards and qualifications in the industry. Achieving these certifications was no easy task, and we give full credit to management involvement, team empowerment, training, and total commitment by our team of experts. Only through these combined efforts are we able to achieve and maintain these certifications to best serve your metal finishing needs.

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South Bend – Both Facilities:

South Bend – Sample St.

South Bend – Foundation Ct.


IATF16949 (Automotive)

IATF16949 is a technical specification based on the ISO 9001:2015 International Standard with the addition of requirements particular to automotive production and relevant service part organizations. This international standard, in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015, promotes the adoption of a process approach when developing, implementing and improving the effectiveness of a quality management system to enhance customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirements. This specification is applicable to organizations in the automotive supply chain where value added manufacturing processes are emphasized for improved quality, competitive pricing, and on-time delivery.

AS9100 (Aerospace)

AS9100 is an international aerospace standard for quality assurance, development, production, installation, and servicing. AS9100 is based around the popular ISO9001:2015. The key difference between the two is the supplements to ISO9001:2015 in order to satisfy internal, governmental, and regulatory requirements. AS9100 was developed to satisfy the higher expectations for companies supplying the aerospace industry facing a complex global marketplace. Worldwide, this industry is affected by multiple regulatory systems, stringent requirements, and intense levels of competition. AS9100 is the first single standard accepted and available for use across the global aerospace community.

ISO 9001 (International)

ISO 9001:2015 quality management system standard provides guidelines for performance improvement of quality management systems that ultimately generate value to the end use customer. The 2015 revision of the ISO9000 standard now focuses on continuous improvement through a process-based approach. This approach provides a quality management system that more closely matches the business needs of the operation.

ISO 14001 Certified (Environmental)

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System assures that our processes exceed the federal and state requirements for protection and prevention of pollution. We are committed to providing the best solutions in a socially responsible manner that benefits our customers, the supply base and our community.

ISO 14000 is a series of consensus standards that defines various aspects of an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). ISO 14001 defines a model for establishing an environmental management system that incorporates features that represent essential elements of an effective Environmental Management System. ISO 14001 provides the framework for an overall strategic approach to establishing and defining environmental plans, policies and actions. It is a generic document that is applicable to all industries and the underlying philosophy is that requirements for effective management systems are universal business practices, regardless of the industry to which they are applied.

ITAR Registered (International Trafficking in Arms)

To be ITAR or EAR compliant, a manufacturer or exporter whose articles or services appear on the USML or CCL lists must reister with the U.S. State Department鈥檚 Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). ITAR and EAR compliance can be problematic for a global corporation because the data related to a specific type of technology may need to be transferred over the Internet or stored locally outside the United States to make business processes flow smoothly. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer or exporter to take the necessary steps to certify that they are in compliance with the regulations.

Nadcap Accredited for Chem Processing and NDT (PT/MT)

Nadcap is the leading worldwide cooperative program of major companies designed to manage a cost-effective consensus approach to special processes & products and provide continuous improvement within the aerospace & defense industries. Its mission is to provide international, unbiased, independent manufacturing process and product assessments and certification services for the purpose of adding value, reducing total cost, and facilitating relationships between primes and suppliers.