Skip content
+44 121 817 4300

Contact us

+44 121 817 4300

Contact us


 As more industry sectors discover the benefits of additive manufacturing, its adoption grows. Just like other aspects of Industry 4.0, AM presents challenges for business operations designed for traditional manufacturing. Add in the human factor - workers trained in subtractive manufacturing methods rather than additive - and suddenly AM can become a barrier to production, rather than a benefit.

One common challenge is that organisations familiar with producing their parts using subtractive production methods understand the regulatory requirements of the final part, but are not familiar with the unique challenges of AM processes. Conversely, AM service providers are familiar with AM-specific challenges, but are not always aware of the regulatory aspects across different industries that ensure the parts produced can then be placed on the market and put into service.

This course is designed for...

Our 3-day workshop is suitable for those responsible for producing AM materials & parts that require certification or assurance.

You will learn...

The requirements for qualification and certification covering the following areas:

  • Market overview
  • Different AM processes
  • Benefits, risks & drivers
  • Design
  • Materials
  • Manufacturing
  • Post processing
  • Inspection
  • Quality assurance and quality control

Learning objectives

After the course, you will be able to:

  • understand the steps required to achieve qualification and certification
  • explain differences between qualification and certification requirements for different industries
  • perform a mapping of the requirements based on application and AM specific standards
  • identify the risks associated with AM processes (e.g. cross contamination of feedstocks)
  • implement procedures that mitigate AM specific risks
  • prepare for a successful facility audit (e.g. personal training requirements)
  • create a robust inspection and test plan that supports the certification of materials and parts
  • Delegates will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course and course documentation.

Course length

3 days

Future Developments

We also offer a 2 day course on Additive Manufacturing Facility and Process Qualification.

Training from LRQA

With LRQA, you can access a wide range of courses to help you further your career and bring improvements to the management systems in your organisation. With many learning styles to choose from, our training courses can help you develop and reach your next level.  Find out more about our Training Courses from LRQA.


If you are looking for a course for four or more people, you may find our in-house option more cost-effective. Contact the team for a quote.