As more industry sectors discover the benefits of additive manufacturing, its adoption grows. Just like "Industry 4.0," AM comes with its challenges for business operations designed for traditional manufacturing. Add in the human factor - workers trained in subtractive manufacturing methods rather than additive - and suddenly AM can become a barrier to production, rather than a benefit.
One common challenge is that organisations familiar with producing their parts using subtractive production methods understand the regulatory requirements of the final part, but are not familiar with the unique challenges of AM processes. Conversely, AM service bureaus are familiar with AM-specific challenges, but are not always aware of the regulatory aspects across different industries that ensure the parts produced can then be placed on the market and put into service.
Our tailored training will help all parties by covering the control of AM-specific aspects with a view to achieving certification of the produced materials and parts.
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Using our deep experience with independent inspection and certification to industrial codes, standards, and regulations, we can help your business adapt to additive manufacturing.
Our training courses help manufacturers integrate AM certification into their business-as-usual processes. In addition, we provide a comprehensive overview of AM processes, codes, standards and certification as they fit into the current regulatory and standards environment.
Why work with us?
For more than 250 years, LR has stood as an independent third-party provider of professional services for engineering and technology. We both write our own rules and contribute to global codes and standards. Our goal is to improve safety and increase the performance of processes and compliance for our clients in more than 75 countries worldwide.
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. Each of LR's surveyors is trained and qualified in both traditional and additive manufacturing techniques.
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