Ultimaker, a global leader in professional desktop 3D printing, announced that TÜV SÜD has certified the 3D printing process of LUVOCOM 3F filament and Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle. Commissioned by the LEHVOSS Group and Ultimaker, the certification includes the material properties, the test specimen production – which is comprised of the dimensional tolerances, the production of the filament, the pressure process and emissions during the printing process.
The certification comes after the successful completion of an extensive testing process, which included an on-site inspection by TÜV SÜD of both Ultimaker’s and LEHVOSS’ production facilities to ensure high quality and traceable processes, a quality audit of the machine with the material in use and parallel printing of all test specimens. In addition, TÜV SÜD conducted testing of relevant mechanical properties material feedstock fingerprint, emissions testing, and geometric accuracy testing at its laboratories.
The certification of the reproducible 3D printing construction process is a milestone on the way to competitive production using 3D printers. The test basis, with the underlying standards, helps all market participants to see the difference between 3D printing for prototyping and 3D printing for production purposes. The certified reproducible printing process helps users in particular to reduce technology integration costs. Minimizing integration costs for production purposes creates more willingness to integrate and trust. We hope that it will benefit many applications and industries for cost-transparent, safe and high-quality implementation.
The LEHVOSS Group