Aurora Labs Limited aka A3D has entered into a Framework Agreement with DNV GL. As part of the agreement, the global quality assurance and risk management company will provide certification services for A3D’s unique 3D metal printers.
Driven by the goal of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations and companies to advance safety and sustainability by helping them to manage their most critical risks and demonstrate compliance with regulations and standards.
In the additive manufacturing industry, the specialist of certification management services has marked a first milestone for companies that specialize in this technology when he first released a guideline for additive manufacturing. Thereafter, the company launched an AoM programme that aims to verify a manufacturer’s ability to consistently manufacture materials and products to given specifications and in accordance with its requirements.
The Certification services provided to Aurora Labs Limited
As part of this agreement, DNV GL will provide A3D a general scope of certification and audit services under specific conditions that have not been revealed.
The ultimate goal is to enable the independent qualification or certification of parts that have been 3D printed using A3D’s technology.
Moreover, it should be noted that this is not the first time these companies actually work together. Three years ago, on December 7th, they signed a non-binding contract for the creation of an independent certification process. Their goal is to explore opportunities with current and potential partners to utilize DNV GL’s certification procedures. As each certification process varies from one to another, the price of a process therefore depends on each case.
Speaking of this collaboration, A3D Managing Director David Budge said: “The use of an independent certification process for parts manufactured by our printers will strengthen the competitive position of our technology in parts manufacturing markets. Certification gives confidence to original equipment manufacturers and consumers of parts that our printing technology is able to meet the high industry standards of performance, quality, and reliability. (…)”
Over time, several companies joined this mission to advance the use of additive manufacturing in the Oil, Gas and Maritime industries and Aurora Labs is certainly not the last one we will hear on the topic.
Featured image: Aurora Labs – Collection of RMP Alpha prototype prints –
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