Optomec, which makes 3D printing machines, says that its production facility in South Carolina, USA, has been recertified for ISO 9001 for the 8th consecutive term.

The Clover site has now maintained its ISO 9001 certification for more than 20 years, according to the company.

ISO 9001 certification is a standard aimed at ensuring companies have a documented system of quality management and quality assurance. The certification requires an audit every three years by an independent organization, Optomec said.

‘The ISO 9001 certification process is a fantastic tool that engrains the concept of continuous improvement throughout the organization.’ said Doug Childers, general manager of the facility. ‘It drives every one of our employees to solve small problems early, rather than go around big problems later.’

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