Plastics Design & Manufacturing Achieves AS9100 Certification

News(CENTENNIAL, CO – Dec. 11, 2019)  – Plastics Design & Manufacturing, a leader in Heavy Gauge Plastic Pressure & Vacuum Thermoforming to the Aerospace, Aviation, Medical Device and Robotics industries, today announced that it has achieved AS9100:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 certification for the quality management system implemented in its facility located in Centennial, CO, a suburb of Denver, CO.

The scope of Plastics Design & Manufacturing’s certification, issued through Denver-based ANAB accredited certification body, Platinum Registration, Inc., includes Heavy Gauge Pressure & Vacuum Thermoforming, CNC Machining, Paint and Turn Key Assembly from 110,000 sq. ft. modern facility. Specializing in precision OEM components adhering to Government regulations for use in the Aerospace, Aviation, Medical Device and Robotics industries.

“This is an important milestone for Plastics Design & Manufacturing”, said Trent Cunningham, its CEO. “It’s a rigorous process to become AS9100 certified; this certification is vital for anyone working with aerospace manufacturers and suppliers. Most organizations in this sector won’t do business with a company unless they have AS9100 certification. Organizations like NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense as well as privatized aerospace giants like Boeing and Lockheed Martin all require suppliers to achieve AS9100 certification.

Our staff worked very hard with Platinum Registration’s auditors to demonstrate that we meet the requirements of the Standard. Not only does that make us feel confident that we’re the most efficient that we can be, it assures our customers that we have a completely transparent and robust management system. And that means we have reliable, repeatable, continuously improving business processes so that they are receiving the best value for their money.”

Cunningham went on to say that implementing management procedures in accordance with the high standards of AS9100 allows Plastics Design & Manufacturing to further solidify its position as a worldwide leader in the industry and give its customers the confidence that they’ve partnered with one of the best in the business.

About AS9100

AS9100 is the international Quality Management System (QMS) standard for the Aviation, Space and Defense (AS&D) industry, created by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), an international non-profit association under Belgian law with its office registered in Brussels (Belgium). The standard provides suppliers with requirements for creating and maintaining a comprehensive quality system for providing safe and reliable products to the ASD industry, as well as civil & military aviation requirements. “AS9100 Certified” means an organization has met the requirements of AS9100. Certification to AS9100 includes certification to the popular ISO 9001 standard as well. AS9100 has been endorsed by all major Aerospace regulators, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). According to the IAQG’s Online Aerospace Supplier Information System (OASIS) Suppliers Directory, the database all AS9100 certified organizations are registered to, there are over 19,000 organizations worldwide who have achieved AS9100 certification.

About Platinum Registration

Platinum Registration is a Denver-based, ANAB-accredited certification body. Platinum’s clients include service and manufacturing organizations in North America and Canada.  Platinum’s audits ensure that clients conform to international and national standards, assuring customer satisfaction and positioning them for growth in the marketplace.

About Plastics Design & Manufacturing

Plastics Design & Manufacturing is a leading provider of Heavy Gauge Plastic Pressure & Vacuum Thermoforming to the Aerospace, Aviation, Medical Device and Robotics industries. Founded in 1976 by John Giacchino, today Plastics Design & Manufacturing is AS9100 and ISO 9001 certified.


Plastics Design & Manufacturing

Trent Cunningham

Phone: (303) 376-7207

For Platinum Registration, Inc.

Kerri Williams, President

Phone: (303) 639-9001

2016 marks Plastics Design & Manufacturing’s 40th year in business.

2016 marked Plastics Design & Manufacturing’s 40th year in business.

Everyone at PDM would like to thank you for your loyalty over the years.

Throughout the years many of our team members have remained the same but we have added new faces and talents in addition to new processes and capabilities.

For those of you who have not toured our facility we offer a wide variety of highly integrated services to handle all of your Custom Thermoforming needs and we invite you to our facility so you can better understand our capabilities in plastic manufacturing.

In addition to Pressure Forming, Vacuum Forming and Profile Extrusion we offer the following services and certifications:

Based in Denver Colorado, Plastics Design & Manufacturing creates high end thermoformed products for regional clients in Utah, Arizona, Texas, California, Kansas and Missouri including Worldwide OEM customers.

Our goal of total customer satisfaction is our commitment to every client from local business to global corporations.