Quickparts UK Ltd, based in High Wycombe, UK, is expanding its European footprint and manufacturing team by establishing itself as certified EN9100. This certification is intended to provide higher assurance and confidence to the end customer, directly supporting product conformance and safety-critical applications.
“The announcement reflects our dedication to strengthening our presence within the European market to deliver high-quality products to our growing portfolio of aerospace companies,” stated Daniel Kirk, DMP Manager, Quickparts UK. “Aside from an exceptional manufacturing facility, behind our successful product is a cross-engineering team aligned to support and advise customers with suitable solutions for the required application in terms of manufacturability, material selection, and post-processing.”
The facility has capacity across six metal Additive Manufacturing machines, including a vacuum chamber equipped with DMP 350 machines and a range of speciality materials, together with maraging steel 18Ni300, stainless steel 316L, Inconel 625, and Inconel 718, as well other materials (e.g., Ti6Al4V and AlSi10Mg) through outsourcing. The facility supports customer programmes for prototyping, pre-production, and full-series production in various sectors such as aerospace, motorsports, energy, and automotive.
Achieved in 2021, the EN9100:2018 third-party certification of the metal Additive Manufacturing process is intended to further enhance the facility’s capability to directly support the supply of parts into the aerospace and equivalent sectors where repeatability, reliability, and safety are considered highly critical.
“The EN9100:2018 certification is a key milestone that exemplifies our ambitious growth plans in Europe’s aerospace industry. We look forward to furthering our success with our extensive technical facility and recognised EN9100 materials,” added Kirk.
The decision to develop the Quality Management System to align with the requirements of EN9100:2018 is said to have enabled Quickparts to support existing customer programmes. This has expanded the services provided within the UK facility and ensured metal Additive Manufacturing production is in line with the increasing demands for repeatability, reliability, and safety for parts used in performance-critical applications.
According to the company, during the development of the Quality Management System for EN9100:2018, it was decided to select a range of existing production parts to validate the series-production process. The production examples selected represented both medium-volume, production-part manufacture, and parts used in performance-critical applications, where safety is also a significant consideration. www.quickparts.com