Process validation in Additive Manufacturing

Online, Instructor-Led

Online, Instructor-Led

Course Description

Guaranteed quality of final parts enabled by validated processes

Validation is a concept that has been evolving continuously since its first formal appearance in the United States in 1978. The concept of validation has expanded through the years to encompass a wide range of activities which should take place at the conclusion of product development and at the beginning of commercial production. Validation is confirmation by examination and provision of objective evidence that a requirement for a specified intended use are fulfilled without testing this specific requirement explicitly. A prominent example for this is the validation of the sterilization process.

Every industry (e.g. medical, aerospace or automotive) requires a validation of its processes, if the results of processes cannot be verified by monitoring or measurement. In this context, the qualification of processes and systems must also be considered.

In our additive manufacturing (AM-specific training, the requirements and implementation for additive manufacturing (AM)-specific process validation will be deeply discussed. On the one hand, we will introduce you to that subject and we will give you the knowledge and input that you need in practice. On the other hand, there will be workshops in which specific situations and cases will be discussed in detail and the learnings can be applied. After the workshop you should have first results and ideas that will be useful for your specific situation and can continue working on them in your company in an effective manner.

Course Benefits

  • You receive comprehensive, product-specific compact knowledge on the subject of process validation in additive manufacturing
  • You will get an overview of the elements in DIN SPEC 17071 and which have to be considered during validation
  • You gain insight into the status quo of additive manufacturing (AM)-specific process validation and which elements are essential for validation

Target group of this course are:

Quality and production managers who are or who want to become active in additive manufacturing serial production.

    Course Agenda

    • Quality management for additive manufacturing
    • Process validation of additive manufacturing process chains (DIN SPEC 17071)
    • Qualification of processes, systems and machines in additive manufacturing environments
    • Workshop
      • to discuss your specific situation and cases
      • to bring first possible solutions to you company to proceed in an effective manner
      • to deepen the new gained knowledge
    • Summary and outlook


    (First) experience in additive manufacturing (AM). It is recommended to attend the “Additive Manufacturing Quality and Production Management” and especially “Risk Assessment and Management for Additive Manufacturing” in conjunction with this event.


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