NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa., March 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The ExOne Company (Nasdaq:XONE), a global provider of three-dimensional ("3D") printing machines and printed products to industrial customers, today announced its production service center in Houston, Texas, has been certified as ISO 9001:2008 compliant by DAS Certification as an Industrial Additive Manufacturer. The ISO standard certifies that the production and output at ExOne's Houston facility meets specification requirements for its quality management system.
The ISO 9001:2008 standard is based on eight quality management principles including a strong customer focus, commitment of top management, a process approach and continual improvement. Receiving the ISO 9001:2008 certification helps ensure that ExOne's customers receive consistently high quality products and services. To achieve the certification, ExOne had to demonstrate its consistent ability to provide products that meet customer and applicable statutory/regulatory requirements, while enhancing customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement and the assurance of conformity to customer and statutory/regulatory requirements.
"Achieving ISO certification demonstrates ExOne's commitment to our customers, and provides further reassurance that our printed molds and cores are of the highest quality possible," said Leo Dobitz, General Manager of ExOne's Houston production service center. "The ISO certification process is rigorous and disciplined so for our operations to complete them is both an honor and testament to ExOne."ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer of voluntary international standards. The ISO 9001:2008 establishes the criteria for a quality management system and is implemented by more than one million companies and organizations in more than 170 countries. About ExOne ExOne is a global provider of 3D printing machines and printed products to industrial customers. Its business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines and 3D printed products for its customers using in‐house machines. ExOne offers pre‐production collaboration and printing services through production service centers located in the United States, Germany and Japan. The equipment is manufactured at ExOne's facilities in the United States and Germany. ExOne also offers the associated products, including consumables, replacement parts, and services which include training and technical support necessary for purchasers of its equipment to support the 3D printing process. Learn more at www.exone.com . The ExOne Company logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=17033
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