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Eaton Achieves Critical Milestone in 3D Printing by Earning AS9100 Rev D Certification

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Power management company Eaton announced its Additive Manufacturing
Center of Excellence (AM CoE) in Southfield, Mich., earned its AS9100
Rev D certification. The certification, a comprehensive quality system
for providing safe and reliable products to the aerospace industry, will
enable Eaton to supply 3D printed metal components to civil and military
aerospace customers.

“Earning our AS9100 certification is a critical milestone in our
readiness for low rate initial production for the Aerospace market,”
said Ramanath Ramakrishnan, executive vice president and chief
technology officer, Eaton. “Achieving this certification reinforces our
commitment to quality and is an impressive accomplishment for our team
in Southfield.”

Eaton has made significant investments in the AM CoE since it opened in
July 2016. Recently, the center added new metal and polymer 3D-printing
equipment, which will allow it to serve as a low rate initial production
facility for Eaton’s businesses. The AM CoE actively works with Eaton’s
businesses to develop applications, train engineers and facilitate the
rapid adoption of additive manufacturing technologies across the
enterprise.

“In the future, we see a significant percentage of our Aerospace
portfolio being manufactured through additive manufacturing processes,”
said Nanda Kumar, president, Aerospace Group, Eaton. “We see additive
technologies as a growing opportunity that will continue to strengthen
Eaton’s competitive advantage. We look forward to leveraging the
capabilities and infrastructure of our AM CoE to develop a pipeline of
applications to deliver cost, performance and lead time benefits to our
customers.”

Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. We
provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively
manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently,
safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of
life and the environment through the use of power management
technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 98,000 employees and
sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more
information, visit www.eaton.com.

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