• The American Petroleum Institute (API) published the new API Standard 20S to drive the adoption of additive manufacturing—3D printing—to optimize natural oil and gas component design. The new standard’s guidelines aim for drastically reduced lead times and to drive efficiency, safety and technological advancements across all segments of the industry.…

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  • TÜV SÜD Product Service now offers certification of industrial AM sites in accordance with the new ISO/ASTM 52920 standard. The standard describes quality-assurance requirements and forms part of the ISO/ASTM 52900 series, which is fundamental for this relatively new industry. “Using the new standard, component manufacturers can streamline supplier audits…

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  • The Humabiologics human-derived hydrogels for regenerative medicine are now ISO 13485:2016 certified as well as GMP compliant for the manufacturing of human-derived biomaterials. The scope of the certificate covers the design, manufacture, and distribution of human biomaterials, components, and sub-assemblies for use in research and development, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and…

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  • Trust is key to the Oil & Gas industry – and to the energy sector as a whole. So the DNV certification for Protolabs’ metal additive manufacturing service will provide important assurances around part performance and equipment safety for the demanding conditions of the sector. Protolabs, a digital manufacturer, who’s…

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  • DNV has released the new DNVGL-SE-0568 service specification document with the aim to support stakeholders across the additive manufacturing (AM) value chain, to ensure AM products, assets, and systems are safe and efficient. The specification can support the global oil and gas and other energy industries to adopt AM technology…

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  • Things are slowly but surely moving forward in AM for aviation part production. After Tekna was approved as a Boeing materials supplier (BMS) for AM powders last year, Burloak Technologies Inc. has now been approved by The Boeing Company (BAC) to additively manufacture aluminum AlSi10Mg components to the newly developed…

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  • With funding from the NIST Metals-Based Additive Manufacturing Grants Program, Georgia Tech Research Corp., the University of Texas at El Paso, Purdue University and Northeastern University will help advance metals-based additive manufacturing by leveraging NIST's expertise in the area. NIST mechanical engineer Brandon Lane studies this layer-by-layer printing process in depth to help manufacturers improve their “recipes” for quality parts and assemblies at NIST's Additive Manufacturing Metrology Testbed.

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded almost $4 million in government funds to further develop United States’ companies competitiveness in metal additive manufacturing. NIST is a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce that promotes American innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards and technology…

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  • TÜV SÜD has performed its first combined audit in the field of additive manufacturing (AM) for Sauber Engineering AG, a company specializing in the development of innovative methods and manufacture of high-quality components. This audit has now resulted in the issue of two certificates, ISO 9001 and DIN SPEC 17071…

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  • LEO Lane, an Israeli firm that offers intellectual property protection to the additive manufacturing industry, uses algorithms to regulate the use of clients’ designs. The company responds to a growing concern about safeguarding intellectual property across the AM sector, which is defined by its decentralization and the consequent transmission of…

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  • An example of a production process for which a checklist might be used

    Additive manufacturing bolsters local industries that need high-precision parts. The early months of the current pandemic strained global supply chains when such parts were needed most, particularly in medical applications. TÜV SÜD, a company that facilitates technology-driven change, has responded to this challenge by creating checklists that assist companies with…

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