The additive manufacturing sector is growing fast, especially in the field of serial production where stakeholders have high expectations of the technology’s use. Additive manufacturing enables completely new designs to be produced and supply chains to be significantly reduced. However, there are numerous standards and requirements yet limited best practice guidelines. This means manufacturers, customers and suppliers in the sector must constantly adapt – which is costly and time-consuming.
Whether you are a customer of 3D printing services; supplier or user of 3D printing machinery, materials or software; TÜV SÜD industrial additive manufacturing services help your organisation to navigate the uncertainties around additive manufacturing and unlock the opportunities that the technology presents.
TÜV SÜD’s iAM services help you to:
Hardware & software – We ensure secure data streams, electrical safety of equipment, explosion protection and conduct emission tests.
Feedstock & material properties – Testing and certification of feedstock, material testing and material properties certification.
Process chain certification – Part-specific workflow certification including design, manufacturing process and regulatory conformity to ensure products are designed for manufacturability and reliably lie within defined specifications.
Product testing, certification and approval – Ensures your processes and products conform with all relevant industry standards while meeting additive manufacturing requirements.
Additive manufacturer company certification – Assessment and certification of an industrial additive manufacturing production site; which provides you with a sound basis for serial production.
Training - We offer comprehensive training courses, workshops, and personnel certification for both industry newcomers and specialists.
Next generation additive manufacturing – We conduct evaluations of the security, interconnectivity and degree of automation of existing additive manufacturing systems as well as the implementation of digital monitoring solutions.
With more than 150 years of experience in providing safety, training, certification and quality solutions, TÜV SÜD is recognized worldwide as a sustainable, reliable, and impartial partner for the manufacturing supply chain. Our expert teams have decades of experience in manufacturing and are on the front line of the additive manufacturing revolution, staying up to date with the latest standards and techniques through our participation in the ISO/ASTM 261 and DIN CEN/TC 438 standardisation committees. This means you have access to the resources to ensure your additive manufacturing strategy is solid, dependable and ready for the future.