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In the world of manufacturing, certification standards are not just badges of honor—they represent a commitment to quality, precision, and assurance. When it comes to Hot Isostatic Pressing, two such standards rise to prominence: AS9100 and Nadcap. At Kittyhawk, we hold both of these certifications (among others) and recognize the importance of adhering to these industry benchmarks. For businesses, choosing a manufacturer that adheres to the AS9100 and Nadcap standards is not just about ensuring product quality. It’s about upholding the trust and safety of the end-users of these products.


Deriving its foundation from the ISO 9001, the AS9100 standard has been uniquely tailored to meet the complex needs of the aerospace industry. In an arena where precision isn’t just desired but vital, AS9100 serves as a beacon of stringent quality assurance. Key requirements of the AS9100 include:

  • Risk Management: Comprehensive evaluation and management of risks associated with the production process and the final product. This ensures that every step is taken to mitigate potential issues.
  • Configuration Management: Detailed monitoring of all changes and configurations related to the product, ensuring consistency and transparency.
  • Supply Chain Management: Oversight and management of suppliers, ensuring that they too meet or exceed the AS9100 requirements.

Kittyhawk, with our AS9100 certification, demonstrates an unwavering commitment to producing aerospace parts that don’t just function but excel under the most demanding operational conditions.

AS9100D Certified


Standing for the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program, Nadcap is more than just a certification—it’s a global testament to quality, especially in specialized processes. Elements of the NADCAP certification include:

  • Process Audit: Rigorous audits of special manufacturing processes, ensuring they align with the latest industry benchmarks.
  • Job Audits: Examination of actual parts produced, assessing their conformity and quality.
  • Material Testing: Ensuring that materials used in the HIP process meet specific industry standards for quality and durability.

In the realm of Hot Isostatic Pressing, Nadcap’s seal of approval signifies a rigorous adherence from HIP to the final product. This guarantees that every HIP component produced stands up to the rigorous standards, ensuring reliability and uniformity fitting for myriad applications.

Nadcap Accredited

Why It Matters

Having both AS9100 and Nadcap certifications in this field means that a manufacturer or service provider is well-versed in the technicalities of the process and consistently produces high-quality, reliable products. For industries such as aerospace and defense, where even the smallest discrepancy can result in catastrophic consequences, these certifications are non-negotiable requirements. With these certifications, clients can be assured of the consistent quality and reliability of the parts they receive.

At Kittyhawk, our commitment to these standards not only demonstrates our expertise but also our dedication to delivering the best for our customers across various industries.

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About Kittyhawk

Kittyhawk Inc. is a premier provider of Hot Isostatic Pressing services, established in 1981. We cater to various industries such as aerospace, defense, automotive, oil & gas, medical, and commercial, delivering quality parts with quick turnaround times. Adhering to AS9100 and NADCAP standards, we also comply with ITAR and EAR import and export regulations and hold a CLASS 07 FFL. Visit to learn more.