This document defines the requirements for manufacturing centers, in which additive manufacturing methods are used (referred to below as additive manufacturing centers), which are independent of the material and manufacturing method used. This document specifies criteria for additive manufacturing processes as well as quality-relevant characteristics and factors along the process chain and defines activities and sequences within an additive manufacturing center. This document is applicable to the additive manufacturing technologies defined according to DIN EN ISO/ASTM 52900 and follows an approach oriented to the manufacturing process.
Keywordsqualification; AM; additive manufacturing
If industrially applied parts are manufactured via additive manufacturing methods, it has to be verified that these meet the requirements placed on them. To this end, the process chain and environment shall be designed so that the process quality and resultant product quality remain consistent and reproducible at all times. The following proposed document outlines the relevant requirements to establish quality-assured processes in additive manufacturing. This document has the aim of outlining the requirements as an integral whole (not product specifically), which are necessary as a basis for designing processes for high-quality additively manufactured parts. In particular in regulated industries, such as the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, the rail sector, aerospace, process and industrial systems or medical technology, consideration of the criteria defined within the framework of this document will establish a basis for fulfilling the requirement for specific products. The document provides a common approach for the proper manufacturing of additively manufactured series and replacement parts. In this way, the scope of a supplier audit can be rendered significantly leaner if the requirements of this document are fulfilled.
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