Standards & Specifications

Diamond MT is committed to offering our customers the best standards and specifications in the industry. It is our goal to not only provide you with a variety of coating options and a quick turn around time, but also a superior finished product.

Please explore our standards and specifications below:

AS9100C - This is a widely accepted quality management system for the Aerospace Industry.  

ISO 9001:2008 - This International Standard specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization a) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. 

IPC-A-610 Acceptability Standard - Pictorial interpretive document indicating various characteristics of the board and/or assembly as appropriate relating to desirable conditions that exceed the minimum acceptable characteristics indicated by the end item performance standard and reflect various out-of-control (process indicator or defect) conditions to assist the shop process evaluators in judging need for corrective action.

IPC-7711 and IPC 7721 Rework and Repair - Documentation providing the procedures to accomplish conformal coating and component removal and replacement, solder resist repair, and modification/repair of laminate material, conductors, and plated through holes.

IPC CLASS 3 Standard for Coating Requirements - Class 3 — High Performance Electronic Products - Includes products where continued high performance or performance-on-demand is critical, equipment downtime cannot be tolerated, end use environment may be uncommonly harsh, and the equipment must function when required, such as life support or other critical systems.

IPC J-STD-001 End Item Standards - Requirements for soldered electrical and electronic assemblies depicting minimum end product acceptable characteristics as well as methods for evaluation (test methods), frequency of testing and applicable ability of process control requirements

IPC-CC-830 - Qualification and Performance of Electrical Insulating Compound for Printed Wiring Assemblies- This standards established qualification and conformance requirements for electrical insulating compounds (conformal coatings). It has been designed and constructed with the intent of obtaining maximum confidence in the materials with minimum test redundancy. This standard covers:

  1. The qualification and qualification retention of the conformal coating material.
  2. The quality conformance of conformal coating material properties.

NASA-STD-8739.1 - Prescribes NASA’s requirements, procedures, and documenting requirements for staking and conformal coating of printed wiring boards and electronic assemblies. These may be tailored to the program applications to obtain the most cost effective, best quality product. Describes basic considerations necessary to ensure reliable staking and conformal coating of printed circuit boards and electronic assemblies.

Establishes the responsibility for documentation of those fabrication and inspection procedures to be used for NASA work including supplier innovations, special processes, and changes in technology.

United States / Canada Joint Certification Program Approved - The United States and Canada share a unique, long-standing military and economic relationship. The two countries are partners in the joint defense of North America and have established a bilateral common structure (NORAD) for mutual defense. Canadian industry is a part of the North American Defense Industrial Base. The United States and Canada consult and cooperate on the development of common industrial security procedures and technology controls. The two governments have entered into numerous bilateral agreements that codify and support this relationship. Diamond MT has been approved through this program, ensuring full compliance with required inspections.

ITAR Registered Facility - International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of United States government regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List. These regulations implement the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act, and are described in Title 22 (Foreign Relations), Chapter I (Department of State), Subchapter M of the Code of Federal Regulations. The Department of State interprets and enforces ITAR. Its goal is to safeguard US national security and further US foreign policy objectives.

For practical purposes, ITAR regulations dictate that information and material pertaining to defense and military related technologies (for items listed on the US Munitions List) may only be shared with US Persons unless authorization from the Department of State is received or a special exemption is used. US Persons (including organizations) can face heavy fines if they have, without authorization or the use of an exemption, provided foreign (non-US) persons with access to ITAR-protected defense articles, services or technical data.

Member of the IPC - IPC is a global trade association dedicated to furthering the competitive excellence and financial success of its members, who are participants in the electronics industry. In pursuit of these objectives, IPC will devote resources to management improvement and technology enhancement programs, the creation of relevant standards, protection of the environment, and pertinent government relations. IPC encourages the active participation of all its members in these activities and commits to full cooperation with all related organizations. Diamond MT is proud to be a member of the IPC since January 2012.

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) - The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA), established in 1984, is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals involved in all aspects of the electronics industry. The Association is dedicated to the advancement of the electronics industry through member education and interaction. The SMTA membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations. Diamond MT is proud to be a member of the SMTA since January 2012.

NADCAP - Currently in process of obtaining this certification

To learn more about Diamond MT’s certifications and standards, please contact us today!