Additive Mass Production - AMPMedical AMStandards

TÜV SÜD publishes checklists for 3D printed medical devices

Focus on supply bottlenecks during supply chain disruption

Stay up to date with everything that is happening in the wonderful world of AM via our LinkedIn community.

Additive manufacturing bolsters local industries that need high-precision parts. The early months of the current pandemic strained global supply chains when such parts were needed most, particularly in medical applications. TÜV SÜD, a company that facilitates technology-driven change, has responded to this challenge by creating checklists that assist companies with retooling to produce high-grade medical parts.

The company’s emphasis on access to quality procedural information is yet another boon for the AM industry. COVID-19 has shown AM’s worth as a local manufacturing solution when international options are restri

cted. Checklists promote quality products, worker safety, and rapid retooling during crises.

The company is a success story through every industrial revolution to date. Founded in Baden, Germany, in 1866, at the tail end of the steam revolution, the company conducted technical inspections into the electrical age, with a focus on automobiles and elevators. The company entered the atomic age with an inspection portfolio that grew into technical service segments. The present corporation formed out of mergers at the end of the twentieth century. One of its focuses is technical regulation and service in additive manufacturing. The company continues to provide technical standards certifications, audits, and training.

TÜV SÜD’s experience in the medical additive manufacturing sector allowed it to produce detailed checklists in keeping with its focus on standard operating procedures. TÜV SÜD’s focus on the medical AM market responded to the immediate need for more AM-produced medical supplies.

Its continued focus, however, responds to the need for precision instruments in a profitable entry point for AM companies.

Workers consulting a checklist
Workers consulting a checklist

Checklists help manufacturers implement regulatory requirements reliably and promptly. The company’s checklists detail the main requirements across key standards and regulations relating to medical products. These lists were distributed to manufacturers free of charge during the COVID-19 crisis. The free lists benefitted testing laboratories, healthcare specialists and the public by making AM easier to access.

TÜV SÜD’s checklists join with international organizations’ efforts. ASTM International and the International Organization for Standardization, for example, provide free access to applicable personal protective equipment and medical device manufacturing standards.

Consumer Products AM 2024

This new market study from VoxelMatters provides an in-depth analysis and forecast of polymer and metal AM in the consumer products industry across the three core segments of the additive manufactu...

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
Close Popup
Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

Technical Cookies
In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

Decline all Services
Accept all Services


Join our 12,000+ Professional community and get weekly AM industry insights straight to your inbox. Our editor-curated newsletter equips executives, engineers, and end-users with crucial updates, helping you stay ahead.