7. Testing and quality assurance

Traceability, testing and documentation. Our quality assurance practices were established many decades ago to satisfy the most demanding customers within critical industries such as nuclear, medical, aerospace, automotive, chemical, and oil and gas.

By using the optimum starting material, advanced AM technologies, the required post-processing methods, and rigorous quality control, we safeguard product and material properties.

Building on Sandvik’s long experience in quality assurance, we have made it our mission to build a solid quality assurance system within additive manufacturing as well.

To support this, Sandvik has northern Europe’s largest R&D Center for advanced stainless steels, powder-based alloys and special alloys, with the most sophisticated testing facilities and equipment. Our capabilities include, for example, an accredited (ISO 17025) chemical analysis laboratory and ISO 9001 certified laboratories for microstructure examination and mechanical and corrosion testing. We have also a GOM 3D-scanner and a CT scanner in house, as well as computational modeling.

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