Barlett, Tennessee — July 30, 2014 — Diamonds Standard has announced that it will apply to the Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) for certification of the companyâ€™s automobile bumper reinforcements in both high strength steel and high strength 7000 alloy aluminum. CAPA is a non-profit organization established in 1987 to develop and oversee a test program guaranteeing the suitability and quality of automotive parts.
“Structural parts is a serious category which requires the diligence of the manufacturer to make certain these parts are built to a standard and tested to the performance characteristics of the OE production or service part,” says Michael O’Neal, President of Diamond Standard.
Extensive comparative Dynamic and Quasi Static testing vs. OE parts has been done since 2002 by MGA Design Research at its facilities in Burlington, Wisconsin. Parts submitted for independent certification are required to meet the test standards established by those organizations.