The certification is in accordance with the requirements of the LR-TWI Guidance Notes for the certification of Metallic Parts made by Additive Manufacturing (2017).
Lloyd’s Register has assessed and qualified Wipro 3D’s Bangalore metal additive manufacturing facility where additive consulting, design, production and R&D services are performed. The assessment was made against requirements that included: design data development & control; additive manufacturing process & build control; and the reception, storage & handling of feedstock (utilising titanium alloys, aluminium alloys, cobalt chrome alloys, nickel alloys and stainless steels) for Wipro 3D’s powder bed fusion facility. Wipro 3D is the first Indian metal AM facility to be awarded Lloyd’s Register’s AM facility qualification.
Earlier this year, Wipro 3D received a quality certification by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), recognising the organisational processes and quality management system followed by Wipro 3D for the manufacturing of components and assembly using additive technology for aerospace and industrial applications.
Wipro 3D is in the process of achieving further certification and is currently being assessed by leading global aerospace majors for a host of metal AM competencies and services.
Mr Ajay Parikh, Vice President and Business Head, Wipro 3D, said: “Wipro 3D stands out in its approach to quality. Metal AM is a growing industry with evolving standards and quality benchmarks. Wipro 3D has developed its own manufacturing and quality system that is able to exceed the exacting demands of current global quality frameworks such as that from Lloyd’s Register.”
Shrikant Aradhey, Head of Operations for India, Middle East and Africa - Inspection Services at Lloyd’s Register said: “We provide independent certification and verification services to help businesses improve safety and quality within their processes. This certification which follows extensive auditing opens up many possibilities using AM as a manufacturing technology. We congratulate Wipro 3D with this success and look forward to a continued long term partnership.”
Mr Parikh added: “We constantly benchmark ourselves with frameworks such as Lloyd’s Register Certification to ensure customer confidence in Wipro 3D’s metal AM offerings which enables our business to grow. It’s our Additive Engineering approach that has led to Wipro 3D becoming a metal AM solution provider of choice to industry-leading organisations.”