SLM Solutions intensifies standardization work

Lübeck, September 27, 2018. The German Institute for Standardization (DIN) has founded the Additive Manufacturing Steering Committee in the DIN Standards Committee Technology of Materials. Dr. Dieter Schwarze, Director of Scientific and Technology Research at SLM Solutions, will support the steering committee as deputy director as it aims to intensify standardization work in additive manufacturing.

Uniform norms and standards are an important factor for success in forward-thinking industries such as metal-based 3D printing. They improve commercial viability, help save costs in all areas, and increase product and occupational safety. In order to channel innovations and drive the development of additive manufacturing, SLM Solutions Group AG is lending its support to the Additive Manufacturing Steering Committee, which was founded on July 13.

The main task of the new committee is to coordinate the development of additive manufacturing across various projects. It is also tasked with coordinating work within NA 145-04 FB “Section Additive Manufacturing”. The group also cooperates with other standards committees, taking into account economic feasibility, the state of the art, scientific insights, legal developments, financial conditions and the harmonization of technical rules across Europe and the world.

Dr. Dieter Schwarze, Director of Scientific and Technology Research at SLM Solutions and deputy director of the steering committee, is pleased with the latest developments: “SLM Solutions places great value on uniform norms and standards. As one of the leading providers of metal-based additive manufacturing technology, we are happy to contribute to the positive development of the entire sector. Our SLM® machines are extremely robust and stable. Together with our technological experience, this makes us the right partner to help shape the future of additive manufacturing in series production, from greater occupational safety and cost savings to improved component quality and safety.”

The German Institute for Standardization (DIN) is an independent platform for norms and standards in Germany and around the world. As a partner to business, research and society, DIN helps make new innovations ready for market and explores issues like Industry 4.0 and smart cities that will shape the future.

Another important European working group in the area of norms and standards is the “ASD-STAN/D 04/WG 14” Additive Manufacturing. SLM Solutions contributes here as well and was pleased to host a meeting of the working group on August 29 at its headquarters in Lübeck-Genin. The meeting aimed to develop a new European standard for “Aerospace series – Metallic Materials – Mechanical Properties of Products by Additive Manufacturing”.