01/04/2019

In collaboration with Siemens AG, Power and Gas, BAM is investigating the quality of AM lattice structures.

In collaboration with Siemens AG, Power and Gas, BAM is investigating the quality of AM lattice structures.

Source: BAM

Additively manufactured components and products must be safe and reliable. As the technology is still relatively new, there is a lack of knowledge with regard to assessing the quality of the parts. A reliable quality assessment is a necessary prerequisite for broad application of additive manufacturing in practice. This is especially important for safety-relevant parts for industrial applications or for medical technology.

The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is utilising its expertise in non-destructive testing to address these issues. At the Hannover Messe 2019, BAM experts will explain what role computed tomography plays in the quality assessment of additively manufactured parts: www.bam.de/am-qualityassessment

Where to find BAM at the Hannover Messe 2019

The main theme of BAM’s exhibition this year is additive manufacturing. Under the slogan "We add Safety to Additive Manufacturing" visitors will be able to gain insight into BAM's research in this area. BAM is also presenting its commitment to promoting spin-offs (stand C51 in the Research & Technology area in hall 2).

BAM will provide information on the quality assurance of offshore wind turbines in the same hall at the BMWi trade fair stand (hall 2, stand C28).

More information about BAM at the Hannover Messe 2019 can be found at www.bam.de/hannovermesse-en

The publication "Additive Manufacturing at BAM - Safety in Focus" provides an overview of the wide range of our research in this area: www.bam.de/am-broschuere

About BAM

BAM promotes safety in technology and chemistry.
As a BMWi departmental research institute, BAM performs research, testing and offers advisory support to protect people, the environment and material goods. Its activity in the fields of materials science, materials engineering and chemistry is focussed on the technical safety of products and processes.

BAM’s research is directed towards substances, materials, building elements, components and facilities as well as natural and technical systems important for the national economy and relevant to society. It also tests and assesses their safe handling and operation. BAM develops and validates analysis procedures and assessment methods, models and necessary standards and provides science-based services for the German industry in a European and international framework.

Safety creates markets.
BAM sets and represents high standards for safety in technology and chemistry for Germany and its global markets to further develop the successful German quality culture "Made in Germany“.