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ISO/ASTM 52920 Standard

Assure the quality of the industrial additive manufacturing production

Quality Assurance for Additive Manufacturing Production

ISO 52920 specifies the requirements, which are independent of the material and manufacturing method used, for part manufacturers using additive manufacturing techniques.

The standard also specifies criteria for additive manufacturing processes as well as quality-relevant characteristics and factors along the process chain and defines activities and sequences within an additive manufacturing production site.

ISO 52920 is applicable to the additive manufacturing technologies defined in ISO/ASTM 52900 and defines quality assurance measures along the manufacturing process.

Environment, health and safety aspects are not covered in this standard. The corresponding content is addressed in the equipment manufacturer guidelines and ISO/ASTM 52931, ISO/ASTM 52932, ISO/ASTM 52933, ISO/ASTM 52934 and ISO/ASTM 52938-1.

A quality management system (e.g. ISO 9001, ISO/TS 22163, ISO 19443, SAE AS 9100D, ISO 13485, IATF 16949) should be in place when the additive manufacturing (AM) part manufacturer applies this standard. Additionally, this standard can be used to establish quality management system relevant content that is specific to AM-technology.

Why the ISO 52920 Standard is Important

ISO 52920 helps part manufacturers across a variety of industries, including automotive, rail, aerospace, and medical, to:

  • Implement lean, quality-assured additive manufacturing processes
  • Ensure consistent, reproducible quality of industrial additive manufactured parts
  • Improve stakeholders’ trust in the additive manufacturing process
  • Enable regulation between purchasers and manufacturers

Our Services to Help Assure Quality

TÜV SÜD’s experts have global reach, and they can provide clients with end-to-end additive manufacturing support. Our significant industry experience, and leadership of standardization projects, including DIN SPEC 17071 and ISO/ASTM 52920, enables us to contribute to the safe and successful establishment of processes on a global scale.

TÜV SÜD offers the following services to help additive manufacturers achieve the quality standards according to ISO 52920:

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