MOT South has certified 3D printing from LEHVOSS Group LUVOCOM 3F PAHT 9825 NT filament on the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle.
The certification was commissioned by LEHVOSS and Ultimaker and includes both the mechanical properties of the high-temperature polyamide-based material and the production of test specimens, which is made up of dimensional tolerances, filament production, the printing process and emissions from the construction of parts.
TÜV SÜD carried out an extensive test process that included an on-site inspection of the Ultimaker and LEHVOSS production facilities as well as a quality audit of the S5 machine, the parallel printing of specimens and tests for geometric accuracy. In its assessments, TÜV SÜD also considered mechanical properties, raw materials and emissions.
The inspection and certification organization regards the certification of such processes as a “critical milestone” on the way to competitive production with 3D printers, which helps the industry to recognize the difference between the technology as a prototyping tool and a manufacturing tool.
“We are very happy about this certification from TÜV SÜD and look forward to further cooperation with the LEHVOSS Group”, commented Jos Burger, CEO of Ultimaker. “This certification proves that parts manufactured with the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle and the LUVOCOM 3F PAHT 9825 NT are manufactured accurately and reproducibly. For many of our customers this is seen as very important and often even a prerequisite for the implementation of FFF 3D printing with engineering materials in advanced applications. We are pleased to confirm that our customers have access to such a reliable production process. “
“This is an important step for the industrialization and scalability of FFF,” added Dr. Thiago Medeiros Araujo, Business Development at LUVOCOM 3F, added. “The certified system increases the safety in the production of parts and is intended to accelerate the use of 3D printing on an equal footing for already established manufacturing processes such as injection molding. We are proud to be the first filament supplier in the world to receive this certification. “
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