The quality of metal powder is a crucial factor for reliable additive manufacturing (AM) using laser powder-bed fusion (LPBF) machines. TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH has now completed its first audit of a manufacturer of metal powder at Rosswag GmbH. The audit forms part of a new certification programme based on the AD 2000 Code for pressure equipment and thus, mutatis mutandis, the European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED).
Even one year after the end of the transitional period, German companies still have a lot to do to fully meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). According to a recent survey by TÜV SÜD, around one third of those surveyed said that their company had implemented the necessary measures only partially (29%) or not at all (6%).
Japanese experts from TÜV SÜD Japan, a member of one of the world’s leading technical service organizations, have completed their first project under INMETRO Ordinance No. 54/2016 governing medical devices. The organization issued an INMETRO certificate for active medical devices based on this INMETRO Ordinance on January 21, 2019. In the future, TÜV SÜD Japan will continue to support medical device manufacturers who need to transition to INMETRO Ordinance No. 54/2016 and medical device manufacturers who intend to sell medical devices in Brazil.
Three years ago, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy launched the PEGASUS project with the aim of delivering standards for making highly automated vehicles safe. The project partners are now presenting their results. TÜV SÜD participated in the project right from the outset and was the only testing and inspection organisation among a total of 16 partners from science and industry. The key tasks of the TÜV SÜD experts were to specify and develop test scenarios, carry out tests on proving grounds and work together with the other stakeholders in the field of functional safety. The key result delivered standardised methods and tools for the inspection and testing of highly automated vehicles, including proving-ground tests at 130 kilometres per hour.
On 13 and 14 May 2019, Europe's leading experts from the food industry will once again meet at the 9th European Food Sure Summit in Amsterdam. This year's agenda is varied and includes topics such as increasing transparency, security against food fraud and reducing waste. TÜV SÜD is a partner of the Summit and has a new service in its bag: eHACCP. TÜV SÜD food experts Ron Wacker, Florian Hilt and Elena Sosna will be on hand to provide information.
TÜV SÜD enlarged its range of services for chemical management and sustainability within the fashion sector by being accepted by the ZDHC Foundation (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) as MRSL (Manufacturing Restricted Substances List) Level 1 certifier.
Siemens and TÜV SÜD have come together to address the growing risk of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure by collaborating to provide digital safety and security assessments, as well as industrial vulnerability assessments to help global energy customers identify asset risk and cybersecurity solutions.
At Bosch Connected World 2019, to be held in Berlin from 15 to 16 May 2019, TÜV SÜD will showcase its extensive service portfolio for smart buildings (Stand S26). The services offered extend from planning to construction and operation. The international service group also sponsors the Trusted IoT & Smart Construction Challenge, held during the BCW.
Key topics at TÜV SÜD's stand at MedtecLIVE, to be held in Nuremberg from 21 to 23 May 2019 will be the new EU Regulations on medical devices (MDR) and in-vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDR) and how they affect medical-device manufacturers. In addition, TÜV SÜD's experts will be on hand with information about TÜV SÜD's testing and certification services for the global market access of medical devices and the requirements of Notified Bodies concerning artificial intelligence (AI) in medical devices. (Hall 10.0, Stand 228)
Offshore wind-turbine generators (WTG) can be realised even in deepwater areas using floating foundations. TÜV SÜD certified the innovative support structure, developed by an industrial consortium headed by ESTEYCO. The certificate was handed over at WindEurope 2019 in Bilbao.
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