ZMicro engineers and manufacturers the highest quality ruggedized electronics and imaging solutions for military, aerospace, medical, and mining applications. We have been a leading competitor in the deployable computing market for over twenty five years and credit our successes to innovation, customer responsiveness, and our dedication to ongoing improvement. To ensure that every ZMicro's product stands up to our high expectations and promise we participate in a long list of standards and practices, compliance testing, and certification processes.
Our production philosophies are based on 'Lean' manufacturing (as described below), we uphold and maintain our ISO 9001:2008 Certification, adhere to AS 9100 compliance requirements, practice ESD safety measures, design our product packaging for safe transit per ISTA 1A standards, and carefully document and analyze processes for future development and improvement.
We take great pride in our 36,000 sq. ft. headquarters located just north of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, CA. Our 8,000 foot production floor houses our outstanding team of nearly 50 highly trained and certified production technicians. We always welcome our clients and potential partners to stop by for a personalized tour or demonstration. If you would like to schedule a time to come visit us, please contact a member of our sales team!
'Lean' manufacturing is a management and operations philosophy aimed at increasing productivity by removing excess time-absorbing processes and obstacles in the manufacturing system. 'Lean' manufacturing was made popular by the Toyota Production System in the 1990's when the company refocused their production initiatives to preserve value with less work and reduce waste. We have applied this process to optimize workflows by focusing efforts on value added operations, allowing us to maintain advantages in efficiency and quality that we can pass along to you, our customer. Analyzing our processes gives us an accurate guideline for fine-tuning initiatives for improvement, allowing us to spend our resources and time intelligently. It translates to cost-savings and smarter allocation of value-added efforts. By remaining vigilant and dedicated to ongoing improvement throughout our processes, we continue to increase productivity and minimize waste, passing along higher quality products at lower costs to our consumers.
ISO 9001:2008 Certified
As part of our commitment to ongoing improvement and producing the highest quality solutions, our quality management systems follow all guidelines established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO is a multi-national organization that maintains and develops a precise regulations process for industry-wide standards and quality assurance. The ISO 9001:2008 certification is a cross-industry standard that predefines requirements that must be met by quality systems. It does not define how they should be met, leaving room for interpretation, flexibility, and industry-specific implementation. Our certification and adherence to the standards set forth by ISO 9001:2008 is just one of the highly regarded commitments we keep to our customers. An ISO certification proves that our quality systems have been tested and evaluated by a third party and that they have met or exceeded all requirements and expectations. The careful and ongoing scrutiny of our processes is the best and most objective method for improving systems and controlling the level of precision in our performance and operations.
Our facility and processes have been audited by major multi-national companies and have been fully certified. We welcome a review by your company and can release documentation such as our Quality Manual upon request.
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ISO 13485 CMDCAS Certified
The ISO 13485 standard, published in 2003, that represents the requirements for a comprehensive quality management system for the design and manufacture of medical devices. ISO 13485:2003 specifies requirements for a quality management system for an organization to demonstrate its ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer requirements and regulatory requirements applicable to medical devices and related services.
Although in the U.S. ISO 13485 Standards, compliance is voluntary, it provides a framework for meeting medical device quality requirements in the international market. Compliance with ISO 13485 standards also helps meet the requirements specified in 21 CFR Part 820 for the Quality System Regulations (QSR) applicable to medical device manufacturers and importers.
ZMicro is pleased to have been certified as a medical device manufactuer with full ISO 13485 CMDCAS certification.
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AS 9100 Compliant
ZMicro pursues the highest quality standards and maintains compliance with AS 9100 requirements. The AS 9100 guidelines were originally an Aerospace (AS) specific extension of the international standards set forth by ISO 9000, before growing into a full certification process of its own. First published in 1997 as a collaborative effort between aerospace prime contractors, AS 9100 has been updated over the years to align more directly with ISO standards. Considering additional requirements regarding Regulatory compliance and many aerospace-sector specific practices and documentation such as: configuration management, design phase/verification/validation, control of product process changes, control of production equipment/tools, control of work performed outside supplier's factory, inspection and testing procedures, and many more. Today, AS 9100 standards encompass all ISO 9001:2000 requirements and complement FAA regulations as well as considering the role of Regulatory Authorities.
As an extension of our commitment to quality standards and improvement with ISO 9001:2008 Certification, we are proud to provide you with the highest quality in aerospace solutions.