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TÜV SÜD and ASTM International Launch Partnership in Additive Manufacturing

Global standards organization ASTM International and testing/certification organization TÜV SÜD signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop programs aimed at speeding adoption of and trust in additive manufacturing (AM) technologies. The partnership supports knowledge-sharing and the growing use of AM/3D printing across a variety of industry sectors, including healthcare.

The partnership will include joint development of new educational, advisory, qualification and certification services, and involves the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence.

“To unleash the full potential of AM, we need a smart global ecosystem of research, standardization, education, testing, and certification,” said Dr. Mohsen Seifi, Director of Global Additive Manufacturing Programs at ASTM International. “We are pleased to sign this MOU, which aligns two globally-recognized organizations’ complementary strengths and will help create a robust technical foundation for AM innovation across many industries.”

TÜV SÜD is excited to be bringing its world-renowned expertise in regulatory and non-regulatory testing and certification to this important partnership,” said Holger Lindner, CEO of TÜV SÜD’s Product Service Division. “We look forward to supporting the growth and adoption of AM technologies by implementing market-relevant standards with robust certification programs while also preparing to meet the future needs of the AM industry.”