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Industrial additive manufacturing (iAM) materials testing

Delivering real business benefits across key segments

Common challenges iam stakeholders face

Additive manufacturing (AM) material manufacturers face high competition, struggle to differentiate themselves and have strict customer requirements for material quality. Their customers need feedstock materials that allow for reproducible properties to deliver consistent results and ensure the quality of the manufactured product. They also need a way to qualify their products in a highly detailed manner.

A wide variety of materials like cobalt chrome alloys, titanium aluminide alloys, polyamides, epoxy resins, ABS and ceramics are used in the additive manufacturing process. Unlike traditional manufacturing processes, achieving high-quality additive manufacturing products is not easy to guarantee.

The quality of the final product depends not only on the feedstock quality, but also on the interaction of many other aspects, such as process, hardware and many more. Therefore, it is important to test the properties of the feedstock material as well as the properties of the final part. 

our material testing services

TÜV SÜD provides the following services through our network of laboratories and specialized in-house team of additive manufacturing experts:

  • Mechanical testing
  • Corrosion testing
  • Non-destructive examination (NDE)
  • Thermal analysis
  • Physical properties testing
  • Chemical properties testing
  • Lifetime estimation
  • Structural analysis
  • Hazardous material testing
  • Flammability testing

Instil confidence and trust in your iam materials

Backed by unparalleled expertise in additive manufacturing best practices, as well as decades of in-depth knowledge of material and manufacturing industries; TÜV SÜD helps feedstock material suppliers and additive manufacturers validate the quality of their products by testing their materials according to their requirements, based on the related DIN, ISO and ASTM standards (DIN SPEC 17071 and ISO/ASTM 52920).

Our additive manufacturing services will help you to:

  • Achieve consistent material and product quality and reproducibility – with TÜV SÜD’s rigorous test programs.
  • Gain customers’ confidence in your products – with material and product quality assurance through an independent third party.
  • Minimize business risks with the help of expert guidance – which help address unforeseen challenges that may arise from new materials and technologies.

Contact us for your material testing needs

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