Class 0 Certification
It has become clear that customized manufacturing requirements for Class 0 products are essential. It is unlikely that any standards body will be able to develop a cookbook process in the foreseeable future. The variables are far too great for standardization. Hence the ESD Journal in concert with Dangelmayer Associates, LLC has developed a Seal of Approval.
The Class 0 ESD Journal Seal of Approval for customized manufacturing operations is based on peer review and pre-assessments conducted by Dangelmayer Associates, LLC. It must be clearly demonstrated that the petitioning company has sufficient advanced technical expertise, as well as customized and application appropriate Class 0 requirements, documented yield success and robust compliance verification procedures.
Two companies have achieved this level of recognition: Harold Datanetics Ltd., China, for its Class 0 Tape Head product manufacturing and BAE Systems in the US for Class 0 Manufacturing Excellence. BAE has also completed a requalification. Additional clients are working diligently toward the same recognition.