The German Institute for Standardisation (DIN) has founded a new Additive Manufacturing Steering Committee as part of the DIN Standards Committee Technology of Materials. Dr Dieter Schwarze, Director of Scientific and Technology Research at SLM Solutions Group AG, Lübeck-Genin, Germany, will support the steering committee as deputy director as it aims to intensify standardisation work in AM.
The main purpose of the new committee is to coordinate the development of AM across various projects. It is also tasked with coordinating work within NA 145-04 FB ‘Section Additive Manufacturing’, and will cooperate with other standards committees, taking into account economic feasibility, the state of the art, scientific insights, legal developments, financial conditions and the harmonisation of technical rules across Europe and the rest of the world.
Dr Schwarze stated, “SLM Solutions places great value on uniform norms and standards. As one of the leading providers of metal-based Additive Manufacturing technology, we are happy to contribute to the positive development of the entire sector.”
“Our SLM® machines are extremely robust and stable,” he added. “Together with our technological experience, this makes us the right partner to help shape the future of AM in series production, from greater occupational safety and cost savings to improved component quality and safety.”
Another European working group in the area of norms and standards is the ‘ASD-STAN/D 04/WG 14′ Additive Manufacturing, to which SLM Solutions also contributes. The company hosted a meeting of the group at its headquarters on August 29, 2018, with the aim of developing a new European standard for ‘Aerospace series – Metallic Materials – Mechanical Properties of Products by Additive Manufacturing’.