Uniform norms and standards are an important factor for success in forward-thinking industries such as metal-based 3D printing. They improve commercial viability, help save costs in all areas, and increase product and occupational safety. In order to channel innovations and drive the development of additive manufacturing, SLM Solutions Group AG is lending its support to the Additive Manufacturing Steering Committee, which was founded on July 13.
The main task of the new committee is to coordinate the development of additive manufacturing across various projects. It is also tasked with coordinating work within NA 145-04 FB “Section Additive Manufacturing”. The group also cooperates with other standards committees, taking into account economic feasibility, the state of the art, scientific insights, legal developments, financial conditions and the harmonization of technical rules across Europe and the world.
Dr. Dieter Schwarze, Director of Scientific and Technology Research at SLM Solutions and deputy director of the steering committee, is pleased with the latest developments: “SLM Solutions places great value on uniform norms and standards. As one of the leading providers of metal-based additive manufacturing technology, we are happy to contribute to the positive development of the entire sector. Our SLM® machines are extremely robust and stable. Together with our technological experience, this makes us the right partner to help shape the future of additive manufacturing in series production, from greater occupational safety and cost savings to improved component quality and safety.”
The German Institute for Standardization (DIN) is an independent platform for norms and standards in Germany and around the world. As a partner to business, research and society, DIN helps make new innovations ready for market and explores issues like Industry 4.0 and smart cities that will shape the future.
Another important European working group in the area of norms and standards is the “ASD-STAN/D 04/WG 14” Additive Manufacturing. SLM Solutions contributes here as well and was pleased to host a meeting of the working group on August 29 at its headquarters in Lübeck-Genin. The meeting aimed to develop a new European standard for “Aerospace series – Metallic Materials – Mechanical Properties of Products by Additive Manufacturing”.
Lübeck-based SLM Solutions Group AG is a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology. The company’s shares are traded in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The stock has been listed in the DAX index since March 21, 2016. SLM Solutions focuses on the development, assembly and sale of machines and integrated system solutions in the field of selective laser melting. SLM Solutions currently employs over 400 members of staff in Germany, the USA, Singapore, Russia, India and China. The products are utilised worldwide by customers in particular from the aerospace, energy, healthcare and automotive industries.
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