Materials analysis in the automotive sector (Standard ISO-TS16949:2016)

ISO/TS 16949 standard: what are we talking about?

Developed by the IATF (International Automotive Task Force), the ISO/TS 16949 standard was introduced in 1999 to define a quality system specific to the automotive sector. Linked to the ISO 9001 standard, it meets production requirements specific to safety, environmental and product reliability issues in the automotive industry.

As a guarantee of quality and customer confidence, the adoption of this standard enables the companies concerned to increase their efficiency and enhance their image.

IATF 16949:2016: what are the evolutions?

Updated in 2016 to align with new ISO 9001:2015 criteria as well as structural changes in the market, the standard is now called IATF 16949:2016.

The organization places greater emphasis on :

  • The ethical responsibility of companies

  • Greater mastery of embedded software

  • Better product traceability

Finally, the standard uses the HLS (High Level Structure) model, a common structure for all management systems.

Automotive manufacturers and suppliers have until September 14, 2018, to successfully transition.

FILAB assists automotive manufacturers in achieving compliance or applying for IATF 16949:2016 accreditation

FILAB is a COFRAC ISO 17025 accredited laboratory that provides a wide range of services to the automotive industry. From the analysis of your products to the optimization of your processes, FILAB meets your needs to adapt to the new requirements of IATF 16949:2016.

FILAB provides the following services in particular:

Our services

  • Characterization of materials (metallic alloys, polymers and composites, glasses...)

  • Expertise on failures: breakage, corrosion, adhesion problem, unknown deposit...

  • Development and analytical transfer

  • Custom chemical analysis (heavy metals, residual solvents, addifits...)

  • Raw Material Control

  • Process support

With a qualified team and state-of-the-art analytical equipment, FILAB adapts to all your problems and guarantees rapid processing of your requests.

Thomas GAUTIER Head of Materials Department
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