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Certification of Additively Manufactured Components

Providing confidence in additive manufacturing.

What is it?

While additive manufacturing (AM) grows at a rapid pace, there is no standardised way of proving to manufacturers and regulators that printed products are safe.

AM techniques give companies flexibility to design innovative products, but there are still significant barriers to ovecome involving consistent quality and safety. To compond this issue, there are currently no global certifications that take into account AM-produced parts. 

What we offer.

We feel that manufacturers should be able to use AM to its full potential. 

That's why we have developed our Additive Manufacturing Product Certification service. We help manufacturers of AM parts prove to their customers and the market that their parts meet the required codes, standards, controls and best practices. We  apply evolving international standards on AM and set the requirements to prove equivalence with existing manufacturing methods, codes and standards.

We do this through our framework, "Guidance Notes for the Certification of Metallic Parts Made by Additive Manufacturing."

As AM is a relatively new technology for many industries, our certification has limitations related to process, technique, feedstock and application. Inspection requirements are specific to these criteria. Refer to our Guidance Notes for the framework to achieve certification, or contact us using the form below with details of your specific project, or questions you might have. Our expert team is here to help your organisation with the technical details.

Why choose LR?

LR has certified the first additively manufactured part for oil and gas, an innovative component that can only have been made through AM. You can read more about that here. 

In addition, we're involved in several joint industry projects with our industry partner, TWI.

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