Additive Manufacturing of polymer products is already well established in sectors such as medicine and in many non-safety critical applications.
These guidance notes are designed to support manufacturers and encourage the wider adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, whilst complying with the requirements and recommendations of international AM standards. The purpose of this document is to provide goal-based guidelines for the certification of polymeric parts produced using an AM process.
The guidance is intended for organisations that are:
- interested in adopting AM and looking to understand how the qualification and certification requirements compare with conventional manufacturing processes
- already using AM and looking to qualify their processes or certify materials and/or parts
- sub-contracting, or intending to sub-contract, elements of their manufacturing to an AM supplier and wish to understand the requirements for certification.