Additive manufacturing company Sintavia LLC reports that its metallurgical laboratory had received ISO 17025 accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).
For an organization to be accredited in ISO 17025, its laboratory must be able to consistently produce precise and accurate test and calibration data, the company says.
‘As the first dedicated AM manufacturer to achieve ISO 17025 accreditation Sintavia once again is at the leading edge of the industrial application of AM technology,’ said Doug Hedges, Sintavia’s president and COO. ‘Serial production is all about serial quality, and this achievement speaks to our commitment to the highest standards at every step of AM production.’
Until now, AM manufacturers offering ISO 17025 accredited testing had to use independent laboratories for powder and material validation. While quality analysis can be achieved by shipping samples to a third-party laboratory for powder analysis, metal density testing, and quality assurance verification, having an accredited laboratory within the AM production facility means faster analysis and complete security of the process, Hedges said.
This story is reprinted from material from Sintavia, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.