Manufacturing a product as sophisticated as a robot requires special attention during the production processes. That’s why choosing a shop with AS9100 certification is of utmost importance. AS9100 certification is proof that a shop’s production processes are tightly controlled, which is essential for demonstrating that operations have been correctly performed. This is especially important when conducting special processes that don’t lend themselves to after-the-fact inspection techniques. In addition AS9100 provides the essentials of an effective component traceability program, requires that all manufacturing and testing equipment be calibrated and that their calibration history be carefully documented, and requires ongoing internal quality management audits by qualified personnel.