Additive manufacturing systems have successfully completed process validations, and a new white paper explaining the importance and procedure of AM process validation has been released.
Precision ADM, Inc. (“Precision ADM” or “the Company”), a global engineering and Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions provider, announced today the successful completion of Titanium AM process validation for Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ) and baseline Performance Qualification (PQ) for their EOS M290 3D printers. Precision ADM consulted with experts from EOS GmbH Additive Minds to complete an accurate, extensive Validation Master Plan. In conjunction, Precision ADM has published a white paper titled “The Importance of Process Validation in Additive Manufacturing.”
As the demand for metal AM grows, the need to demonstrate reliable, repeatable, and reproducible manufacturing processes as well as material behavior is essential. This is especially true in the medical and aerospace markets, where production part print properties have to be tightly controlled. Without a fully defined and properly data-driven validation system, an AM service provider cannot be sure that their end product is consistent.
The white paper explains the importance of achieving a process validation for AM, the method Precision ADM used to do so, the results of various tensile and density tests, as well as showing the complexities and hurdles that need to be overcome.
“We recognize the importance of applying quality metrics to the Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) process. EOS Additive Minds and their great expertise helped us to overcome the challenges of validation in AM. Together we analyzed the potential risks and we have invested in designing and completing a robust end-to-end validation of our metal additive process, so that we can assure our customers of reliable, repeatable manufacturing results,” commented Martin Petrak, CEO of Precision ADM.
“Precision ADM now has the production capabilities and the documentation in place so that a medical or aerospace customer can focus on their final part, having confidence that they will get high-quality parts that fulfill all current industry regulations,” said Michael Kowal, Application Development Consultant for EOS Additive Minds.
To view the white paper in full, visit https://www.precisionadm.com/resources/white-papers/
About Precision ADM Inc.
Precision ADM is a global engineering and manufacturing solutions provider that uses Additive Manufacturing, also known as 3D Printing, as a core technology, complemented by multi-axis machining to manufacture high value components and devices for the medical, aerospace, energy, and industrial sectors. Precision ADM has created a comprehensive Advanced Digital Manufacturing™ process which includes Design Support, Engineering, Manufacturing and Finishing. Precision ADM is ISO 13485:2016 certified and headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
About EOS GmbH
EOS is the world leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Formed in 1989, the independent company is pioneer and innovator for comprehensive solutions in additive manufacturing. Its product portfolio of EOS systems, materials, and process parameters gives customers crucial competitive advantages in terms of product quality and the long-term economic sustainability of their manufacturing processes. Furthermore, customers benefit from deep technical expertise in global service, applications engineering and consultancy.
About Additive Minds
With its broad variety of application opportunities industrial 3D printing is one of the innovation drivers behind future digital manufacturing. Additive Minds, the EOS consulting unit specialized in transformation induced by 3D printing supports companies to tap the full potential of this technology. They impart know-how on the technology and all aspects of industrial 3D Printing and helps customers to minimize investment risks as well as achieving competitive advantages. Additive Minds also consults customers in identifying and further developing of suitable applications, setting up an AM production and ensuring a sustainable, reproducible product quality. Based on this, customers can tap the full potential of the AM technology and can significantly improve their production.”