Additive Manufacturing – Standardization Activities and Certification Possibilities (VIDEO)

by Gözde Tuzcu, Kiwa Nederland

B.V. ISO/TC 261 the technical committee of standardization in the field of additive manufacturing works together with ASTM F42 Committee. The work here created is followed and the standards are adopted by CEN TC438. Currently this committee has published 14 standards, have 23 standards under development in the 7 active work groups. The standards are developed under the topics concerning AM processes (hard- and software), terms and definitions, test procedures, quality parameters, supply agreements and all kind of fundamentals.

Kiwa is following these advances in the standardization and actively takes a role in the working groups, in parallel we are developing our own certification techniques for the adaptation to this new way of production, and support this technology for the industrialization of Additive Manufacturing techniques and to improve its market acceptance. Kiwa uses her technical knowledge and long experience on testing and certification of products and processes to develop Kiwa Covenants specialized on the essences of a certain AM process combined with a specific application. or

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About Gözde Tuzcu

Gözde Tuzcu has received her Master’s degree in polymer science in Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey and came to the Netherlands for a Ph.D. on thermoplastic elastomers. She has an academic and professional expertise in polymer science and technology, from molecular architecture up to the material specifications of high-end products. She is currently working as a polymer expert in Kiwa Nederland B.V. and is a fellow in several societies of rubber technology, such as VKRT and BPRI and additive manufacturing, such as AM Platform and Flam3D. She is a member of ISO/TC 261 Standardization Committee for Additive Manufacturing.

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