Development of the “Additive Manufacturer” certification scheme
TÜV SÜD and German rail operator Deutsche Bahn have pooled their expertise to develop a certification scheme for the suppliers of spare parts and finished components produced by additive manufacturing (AM). The scheme ensures consistent and reproducible product quality throughout the process chain. Two companies – Siemens Mobility and MBFZ toolcraft – have already been certified according to this new guideline.
Customer: Deutsche Bahn AG
Company outline: Largest transport company in Central Europe, focusing on passenger and goods transport
Challenges faced by the company: Ensuring availability and consistent, reproducible quality of AM parts delivered by suppliers
Our solution: Joint development of the “Additive Manufacturer Certification Scheme” certification of AM suppliers
Company benefits: Assured quality of AM parts, cost eduction, fast rollout, supplier development, ongoing updating of the scheme in line with the state of the art