Hardide Coatings, which develops and applies tungsten carbide-based hard coatings, has secured AS9100 Aerospace Quality Standard Certification for its UK manufacturing facility in Bicester, Oxfordshire and is now recognized as a certified aerospace manufacturing supplier. AS9100 demonstrates the presence of a robust and consistent aerospace quality system. It includes and enhances the ISO9001 standard by focusing on the more rigorous requirements of the aerospace industry. Many aerospace OEMs will only work with suppliers who are registered to AS9100. Hardide Coatings applies tungsten carbide-based precision coatings to a wide range of engineering components made from ferrous and nickel-based alloys. Its patented technology provides wear resistance against abrasion, erosion and corrosion and is proven to offer cost savings through reduced downtime and extended part life. The wear properties of Hardide and the precise nature of the coating process make it ideal for aerospace and industrial gas turbine applications such as airframe, landing gear, pins, hooks, catches, turbine blades, positive locking systems and actuator-related products. Hardide Coatings currently holds ISO9001 and ISO14001.