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Italian firm secures qualification for metal 3D printing using two technologies
Aidro, a subsidiary of Desktop Metal, has achieved global additive manufacturing (AM) manufacturer certification from DNV for two metal printing technologies: binder jetting and laser powder bed fusion. DNV is a risk management and quality assurance society for the oil and gas and maritime industries.
Located in Taino, Italy, Aidro has over 40 years of experience in the design and production of valves, manifolds, and hydraulic and fluid power systems using both traditional and additive manufacturing methods. The company has received the DNV certification of qualification for binder jetting, utilizing the Desktop Metal Shop System for 3D printing 17-4PH stainless steel parts.
DNV awarded two certifications, DNV-SE-0568 and DNV-ST-B203, to Aidro's facility following a comprehensive review process that included an audit of the facility, qualification of the metal AM processes, and qualification of parts produced by Aidro through AM methods, including mechanical, microstructural, and macrostructural tests.
“Our team is incredibly proud to receive this global certification for binder jetting and laser powder bed fusion,” said Valeria Tirelli, President and CEO of Aidro, based in Taino, Italy. “The rigorous process used by DNV will enhance industry confidence in these additive manufacturing methods and continue to support the transition of the demanding energy, oil & gas, and maritime industries toward Additive Manufacturing 2.0. Customers taking the leap into the AM 2.0 future are already realizing incredible benefits, including performance enhancements, lighter weight parts, distributed on-demand manufacturing and digital inventory that reduces the need for physical stock.”Dr. Sastry Kandukuri, Global Practice Lead on Additive Manufacturing at DNV's Technology Centre in Oslo, Norway, congratulated Aidro for being the first to receive DNV's qualification for Binder Jetting Technology (BJT) at AMC 1 level and AMC 3 level for Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion technology (PBF-LB). He noted the importance of producing components that meet industry standards as additive manufacturing becomes increasingly influential in the future energy value chain.
"We congratulate Aidro for being the world's first in the industry to receive DNV's qualification for Binder Jetting Technology (BJT) at AMC 1 level and AMC 3 level for Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion technology (PBF-LB). We look forward to continuing close cooperation with Aidro to drive the digitalization shift in manufacturing and providing them and their customers with assurance and confidence in AM products as their use grows across the energy spectrum," said Dr. Sastry Kandukuri, Global Practice Lead on Additive Manufacturing at DNV's Technology Centre in Oslo, Norway.