TÜV SÜD and ASTM International announce partnership for AM development at Formnext 2019

November 20, 2019

November 20, 2019

ASTM International and TÜV SÜD, Germany’s testing and certification organisation, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop programmes aimed at speeding the adoption of and trust in Additive Manufacturing technologies at Formnext 2019. The strategic partnership is said to support knowledge sharing and the growing use of AM technologies across many industry sectors.

The MOU will include joint development of new educational, advisory, qualification, and certification services in several areas including:

  • Land transportation and mobility
  • Air transportation
  • Industrial plants
  • Consumer products
  • Health care

“To unleash the full potential of AM, we need a smart global ecosystem of research, standardisation, education, testing, and certification,” stated Dr Mohsen Seifi, Director of global Additive Manufacturing programmes at ASTM International. “We are pleased to sign this MOU, which aligns two globally-recognised organisations’ complementary strengths and will help create a robust technical foundation for AM innovation across many industries.”

“TÜV SÜD is excited to be bringing its world-renowned expertise in regulatory and non-regulatory testing and certification to this important partnership,” commented Holger Lindner, CEO of TÜV SÜD’s Product Service Division. “We look forward to supporting the growth and adoption of AM technologies by implementing market-relevant standards with robust certification programs while also preparing to meet the future needs of the AM industry.”

Gregor Reischle, Head of Additive Manufacturing at TÜV SÜD reported, “I am very much looking forward to bringing our extensive customer experience in the field of AM into the standardization processes and to enriching the partnership.”

“This new technology is changing production globally and turning traditional business models upside down,” explained Ken Walsh, Principal Commercial Officer of the U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Consulate in Düsseldorf. “It is therefore important that world-renowned AM organisations based both here and in the U.S., develop these new technologies in close cooperation.” The U.S. Commercial Service provided a space for the event, but the U.S. Government is not part of the MoU.

This partnership involves the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence and its efforts to develop joint programs in certification, education, and workforce development.

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November 20, 2019

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