Additive Manufacturing reaches state of the art. It’s time to save cost & time with industrial AM readiness – iAMready | TÜV Süd
Gregor Reischle, Head of additive manufacturing,
TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH
The implementation of industrially conform additive manufacturing is becoming standardized, and the implementation of production readiness has become cost effective. Within the first 15 years of AM industrialization, the production readiness implementation was very “experimental” and “R&D driven”. The single individuum expertise was crucial, and for the most use cases only achievable by significant time and financial invests. This fact compromised as well on safety and quality of parts. Within the last three years the TUV SUD AM TEAM of 15 AM Experts changed this by creating a standardized implementation process of industrial AM readiness, as a state of the art procedure for all 3D printing technologies.
The cost and time efforts are now predictable and calculable. The new AM services, of training, guidance, certification and testing in physical and digital world, are the key enabler to implement AM on an industrial level. The following AM specific standards and normative documents can be used already, or will be released very soon: DIN SPEC 17071, ISO/ASTM CD 52920, ISO/ASTM WD 52930, ISO/ASTM 52901:2017, and many others.
Our effort is underlined by our purpose to enable safe, economic and sustainable production of high quality end use 3D printed components.