Renishaw obtains a compliance certificate from TÜV SÜD.
The Additive Manufacturing Products division of Renishaw has obtained a compliance certificate from TÜV SÜD for its AM250 laser melting machine.
Designed to help 3D printing evolve from being considered just an emerging technology the certificate will help promote the technology as a mainstream manufacturing tool.
The TÜV SÜD certification is an electrical safety standard valid in the United States and Canadian markets, essential for industries such as automotive, aerospace and electronics. The certification attests that Renishaw’s AM250 laser melting machine can be used 24/7 in a manufacturing environment without the complications, cost and uncertainty of any additional testing or field inspections.
“Achieving all the relevant certifications, like TÜV SÜD and CE mark, qualify the AM250 system for sale in worldwide markets,” explained Mark Kirby, business manager for additive products in Canada. “Clients who invest in a Renishaw laser melting system, can do so with the certainty that it has been independently assessed. When making a significant investment, the last thing our clients want is to dedicate extra cost or time meeting local regulations.”
The AM250 laser melting system has been designed with the manufacturing industry in mind to dramatically reduce lead times and tooling costs. It uses a high powered ytterbium fibre laser to fuse fine metallic powders together to form functional 3D parts in a variety of materials including; stainless steel, aluminium, titanium and cobalt-chrome alloys.
Mark, adds: “There are a huge number of myths surrounding 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies. This is partly the result of mainstream media misrepresentation but also partially because of unfulfilled expectations. This kind of certification helps prove that we are able to clearly communicate the manufacturing benefits to our clients and then deliver on them.”