We manufacture gaskets and seals for the aerospace and defence industries, such as for use in aeroplanes, submarines, frigates, tanks, military vehicles, helicopters, and naval vessels.
Aerospace & Defence Quality Standards
RAM Gaskets are a certified supplier into the aerospace and defence industry. We have over 40 years of experience of supplying into the aerospace and defence sector. We understand that within these industries conformity, certification and material and production quality must meet the highest possible standards.
Our vast knowledge of gasket materials, design and production, means that we can advise at the design stage if required. Not only are our office staff able to advise, but our team on the factory floor are specifically trained in making gaskets for the aerospace and defence sector. We can also offer technical expertise and advice for those making sub-assemblies to be supplied into these industries.
We offer complete traceability and certificate of conformity on all of our materials so you can be sure that gaskets are being produced from materials with the relevant batch and cure date. Our quality system even allows customers to control how their parts are manufactured.
Our comprehensive range of machinery enables us to produce the correct part by means of the most appropriate manufacturing technique. The aerospace and defence industries typically require strict tolerances to be met, and our CAD CAM machines produce computer aided designed gaskets with a 0.5mm tolerance.
We are certified to BSI ISO 9001 and BSI ISO 14001. We also hold the ADS SC21 Bronze award, and are fully able to meet the quality standards required to supply into the aerospace and defence industries. We are in possession of a registered UK NCAGE number and DUNS number. RAM also understands and fully engages with supplier management system requirements such as SABRe.
First Article Inspection Report
We offer F.A.I.R. (First Article Inspection Report) approval on all our manufactured parts. This allows us to have a totally comprehensive quality management system. We work with third parties to test and ensure the products we produce meet the most stringent requirements for the aerospace and defence industries. F.A.I.R. approved gaskets can be produced, to verify that the product was manufactured to the exact specifications required. Our First Article Inspection Report is carried out in accordance with SAE AS9102. We can provide documentation to prove conformity, specifications met, manufacturing and quality plans, material certifications, and any other special manufacturing processes have need to be been met and carried out. Our F.A.I.R. approval falls into three specific forms; part number accountability, product accountability, and characteristic accountability.
Materials For Extreme Applications
The aerospace and defence industries have a vast range of material requirements, which typically include polymers, rubbers, and foams. We have experience in buying raw materials from manufacturers, so as to offer documentation that the material is newly cured and fit for purpose, certified, and traceable. We have a long history of supplying MOD approved components; specifically parts to withstand pressure from subsea or altitude and to shield against extreme weather conditions.