VSMPO‐Tirus, US and NF&M International Receive ISO 13485 Certification

Source: VSMPO-Tirus, US

VSMPO‐Tirus, US announced today that the titanium company along with its subsidiary NF&M International have received ISO 13485:2003 certification for the company's quality management system. ISO 13485 is the premier quality certification for the manufacture of medical devices. The certification compliments VSMPO‐AVISMA's ISO 13485 certification and includes the company's Ontario, California and Leetsdale, Pennsylvania service centers and the NF&M International manufacturing facility in Monaca, Pennsylvania. Achieving this certification demonstrates the VSMPO commitment to providing quality precision tolerance and standard tolerance titanium bar and wire to the medical market. ISO 13485 adds to the company's ISO 9001 and AS 9100 quality certifications.

Michael Metz, President of VSMPO‐Tirus US, stated, "Our medical customers, quality manufacturers of medical implants and devices, expect the highest standards, and our achievement of the ISO 13485 certifications shows our dedication to those standards. Now the VSMPO‐AVISMA and NF&M International manufacturing facilities, along with the VSMPO‐Tirus US services centers, have ISO 13485 certification, ensuring the highest quality standards from melting and manufacture of standard titanium mill products such as bar, billet, sheet and plate through to the manufacture and distribution of precision tolerance titanium bar and wire."


VSMPO‐AVISMA, the world's largest producer of titanium, holds more than 300 international quality certifications and approvals at major aerospace OEMs and medical device manufactures. VSMPO‐Tirus operations in the US, the UK, Germany and China provide sales, distribution and service center processing of VSMPO‐AVISMA titanium mill products to the aerospace, consumer and medical markets.

About NF&M International

NF&M International, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of VSMPO‐Tirus US, is a producer of premium quality triple‐melted titanium bar and billet products for the aerospace market and a manufacturer of small diameter bar and seam‐free coil products for aerospace fastener, automotive and medical applications. NF&M also provides a wide range of conversion services, intermediate grinding and finishing of bar/billet at the Monaca, Pennsylvania facility, including heat treating, straightening, bar peeling, bar polishing, pickling and inspection. NF&M's laboratory performs room temperature tensile, hardness, hydrogen analysis and micro/macrostructure evaluation and is Nadcap approved.

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