Additive Manufacturing

What is additive manufacturing?

Additive manufacturing (AM) and its underlying 3D printing technology are advancing––both in the fields of prototyping and serial production.

Stakeholders have high expectations of the technology's use in serial production. Additive manufacturing enables completely new designs to be produced and supply chains to be significantly shortened––saving time and money. However, additive manufacturing also requires compliance with numerous standards and requirements.

TÜV SÜD offers a comprehensive service portfolio in the field of additive manufacturing, providing bright prospects for the future.

how can we help you?

Are you a:

  • User of hardware and software in 3D printing
  • Customer of 3D print services
  • Supplier of machinery, materials, and software

and impose the highest demands on your additive-manufacturing-based serial production? The AM professionals from TÜV SÜD are at your side. Offering a broad range of services, we provide all market players with support that is tailored to their needs.

Our services in additive manufacturing include:

  • Hardware & Software

    Secure data streams, electrical safety of equipment, explosion protection, emission tests.

    Customer segments: Suppliers of machinery and Software

  • Material & Process
    Certification of manufacturers of materials and resources to ensure fast market launch of new materials (third-party certification scheme).

    Customer segments: Suppliers of machinery and materials, users of hardware and software in 3D printing (manufacturers of materials, providers of AM solutions, 3D print services).

  • Process Chain Certification
    Definition of critical influencing factors of serial production, monitoring of the quality relevant parameters defined for the production process, and certification of entire process chains in additive manufacturing.

    Customer segments: Suppliers of machinery and software, users of hardware and software in 3D printing (providers of AM solutions, technology users, and product designers).

  • Regulated Industries
    Conformity with all relevant industry standards, specifically for the medical, automotive, aerospace, and pressure equipment industries.

    Customer segments: Users of hardware and software in 3D printing (all AM product owners in regulated industries).

  • Company Certification
    Ensuring scalability for a successful start in the technology and the fulfilment of the specific 3D Print technological based demands.

    Customer segments: Users of hardware and software in 3D printing (all stakeholders seeking to bring their company to the level of an AM small batch series supplier).

  • Education Programs
    Training courses, workshops, and personnel certification, including issue of the relevant certificates.

    Customer segments: Clients of 3D-print services, users of hardware and software in 3D printing (all parties with an interest in continuing education and information on the latest developments in standardization).

  • Next Generation AM
    Evaluation of the security, interconnectivity, and degree of automation of existing systems, implementation of digital monitoring solutions, support with defining the necessary parameters for manufacturing processes.

    Customer segments: Suppliers of machinery, materials, and software, users of hardware and software in 3D printing (providers of hardware and software plus solutions providers seeking to position themselves ideally for the digital supply chain).

  • AM Standards
    Establishment and documentation of international standards, active participation on the ISO/ASTM 261 and DIN CEN/TC 438 committees.

    Customer segments: Clients of 3D-print services; users of hardware and software in 3D printing; suppliers of machinery, materials, and software (all parties interested in playing an active role in standardization).

Why choose TÜV SÜD?

Be it implementation of closely defined manufacturing processes, handling of special materials, standardization of manufacturing processes, or compliance with the applicable standards, none of these processes must be allowed to impact on short delivery times and consistently high product quality. On top of this, expert staff needs to be trained, and competitiveness ensured on a market currently undergoing transformation. TÜV SÜD partners you in the transition process towards Industry 4.0.

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