Material testing and certification services for AM

The feedstock and materials used in the various AM systems are essential for ensuring reproducible product quality. Our professional certification scheme helps you to launch new materials quickly on the market.

Additive manufacturing (AM) opens the door for unprecedented designs and shorter supply chains – particularly for complex and highly customised products. However, in mass production, too, 3D printing is becoming increasingly common. For individual market players, this development involves major opportunities – but also some challenges. The feedstock and materials used in the various AM systems are essential for ensuring reproducible product quality. Given the characteristics of additive manufacturing, certain criteria must be fulfilled to ensure the feedstock is suitable for AM, the finished products have reproducible quality and characteristics.

Our professional certification scheme helps you to launch new materials quickly on the market, emphasising your commitment to quality. We monitor the production process and verify feedstock properties according to the relevant standards. When testing products made by additive manufacturing, we also consider the interactions between materials, machines and process parameters. With our support, you will achieve reliable reproducibility of your materials and scalable production.

 

Who benefits from our “Feedstock & Material Properties” certification services?

  • Producers of feedstock for additive manufacturing
  • Designers and manufacturers of components and products (e.g. design departments/suppliers)

 

Our testing and certification services in detail

Testing and certification of material properties
We verify specific quality characteristics of parts made by additive manufacturing. To do so, we inspect the manufacturing process and test the required properties of the feedstock and the finished products. We have testing capacities in our in-house laboratories and at collaboration partners’ site, and can perform a host of material tests on your behalf.

In the regulated sector: In our multidisciplinary teams, regulated-sector experts work hand in hand with additive manufacturing specialists. This makes us your preferred partner for additive manufacturing in process-engineering and industrial plants, in the automotive and rail industries, in aerospace and in the medical devices industry.

In the non-regulated sector: We provide third-party assessments to ensure the reproducible quality of feedstock, test specimens and components. Our certification mark inspires trust and is recognised by your customers as an independent label indicating high quality and homogeneous processes.

 

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