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ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Certification for SonoLab Locations

Elk Grove Village, IL — May 29, 2014

Sonoscan’s decades-old quality management system has reached a new level with its recent ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certification from the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation for the firm’s SonoLab division testing laboratories in Elk Grove Village, IL; Santa Clara, CA and Scottsdale, AZ.

Called simply the “Quality Manual” in the mid-90s, Sonoscan’s quality management system began changing in order to comply with ISO 9001.  In 2012, the structure began another change, this time to fit with ISO 17025 for testing labs. The three SonoLab locations received accreditation within the last six months. 

Each of the SonoLab locations performs acoustic micro imaging to evaluate parts and materials used in electronics and numerous other industries.  Laboratories that operate under ISO/IEC 17025:2005 also operate in accordance with ISO 9001.

In preparation for ISO 17025 certification, lab personnel created a comprehensive quality management system to achieve and maintain the highest product quality,  SonoLab products are the inspection reports sent to customers.

Creating the systems involved looking at everything that impacts the quality of the inspection process and reports.  In addition, ISO 17025 examines the technical competence of lab personnel as well as on-time delivery and customer feedback.  
 
To achieve certification SonoLabs’ personnel conduct internal audits of their quality management systems following ISO 17025 guidelines.  These audits are followed by management review and audits by a third-party assessor, who verifies compliance to ISO 17025 requirements. 

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Sonoscan, Inc. 2149 E. Pratt Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. Phone 847-437-6400. Contact Bill Zuckerman x237. Email bzuckerman@sonoscan.com; web www.sonoscan.com.

About Sonoscan®: Sonoscan is the leading developer and manufacturer of acoustic microscopes and sophisticated acoustic micro imaging systems, widely used for nondestructive analysis of defects in industrial products and semiconductor devices. For over 30 years, Sonoscan’s attention to customer needs and investment in R&D has created systems that set industry standards for speed and accuracy. Key products include C-SAM® systems for off-line and laboratory analysis and FACTS2™ for automated production inspection.

Through its SonoLab division Sonoscan applications engineers, with experience totaling more than two centuries in acoustic microscopy, assist hundreds of customers annually in solving materials problems and quality control issues. SonoLab operates applications testing laboratories in multiple global locations to serve the inspection needs of customers that do not have their own capability.