Additive manufacturing laboratory approved by aerospace firm
The laboratory, approved by aerospace manufacturer GKN Aerospace Sweden AB, will join the firm’s second location in Teesside, UK. (Image: Element)
Element, a testing provider of powders for additive manufacturing, has been granted approval for a laboratory in Antwerp, Belgium.
The laboratory, approved by aerospace manufacturer GKN Aerospace Sweden AB, will join the firm’s second location in Teesside, UK. Together, the two laboratories will offer metallic testing services for additive manufacturing in accordance with ISO/ASTM 52907 standards, Element says, catering to the energy, aerospace, transportation, and industrial industries.
Both laboratories carry out mechanical testing, metallography, chemical analysis, specimen preparation, and heat treatment, alongside services such as chemical composition, particle size distribution, morphology, contamination, flowability, and characteristic densities.
Matt Hopkinson, EVP of EMEAA at Element, said: “We are thrilled to receive approval from GKN Aerospace Sweden AB, a respected leader in the aerospace industry. This milestone highlights our commitment to advancing additive manufacturing and our dedication to providing exceptional testing services. As 3D printing and additive manufacturing continue to expand across industries, our Antwerp and Teesside laboratories are well-positioned to meet the evolving needs of the industry and contribute to the success of our customers.”