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Guidance for Additive Manufacturing Certification

Webinars 14 July 2020

TWI & LLOYD’S REGISTER FREE WEBINAR: Guidance for Additive Manufacturing Certification - Tuesday 14 July 2020, 14:00 BST


TWI have recently been granted the first UK additive manufacturing facility qualification by Lloyd's Register, a mark of quality and reliability recognised for over 200 years. Following this achievement, Lloyd's Register and TWI have developed ‘Guidance notes for Additive Manufacturing certification’, to support others on the steps required for certification of metallic materials and parts produced using additive manufacturing techniques.

Starting with what to consider when deciding if additive manufacturing is suitable for a given application, the webinar will progress through the different functional stages of design, materials, manufacturing, post-processing, inspection and testing.

Different additive manufacturing techniques are suited to different applications and industries, with differing benefits and challenges, especially when it comes to certification. This webinar presents the opportunity to learn from our experts how to use the guidance notes to move from using additive technologies for prototyping and demonstrations to certified products that can be placed on the market across a range of industries and applications.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone considering using AM to produce materials and parts that comply with relevant industry standards and regulations.
  • Anyone interested in learning more about the requirements for qualification of their additive manufacturing facility.


Dr Paul Goodwin  - Principal Project Leader - Laser Additive Manufacturing

Dr Paul Goodwin

Principal Project Leader - Laser Additive Manufacturing

Dr Paul Goodwin joined TWI in September 2015 and is a Principal Project Leader in the Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM) section at TWI Yorkshire, where he has been involved in projects based on powder bed based laser additive manufacturing (PBF- LB) and laser cladding/deposition (DED-LB). He is currently Technical Leader of the PBF-LB team within the LAM section. He has 20 years’ experience in laser additive manufacturing, with particular expertise in laser cladding, and around 30 years’ professional experience in the wider field of powder metallurgy R&D. He has been responsible for leading a project on the certification of AM parts, which culminated in the PBF-LB facility at TWI Yorkshire being the first UK facility to achieve PBF-LB laboratory accreditation through Lloyd’s Register.

David Hardacre CEng FIMechE - Lead Specialist – Inspection Services

David Hardacre CEng FIMechE

Lead Specialist – Inspection Services
Lloyd's Register

As the Technical Lead on the Lloyd’s Register Additive Manufacturing (AM) project, David has been actively promoting the safe adoption of AM for industrial applications. David serves as a contributing member on several standards committees that focus on additive manufacturing, such as ISO/TC 261, ASTM F42, ASME BPTCS, API 20S and CEN/TC 54 WG11.

David’s career spans over 20 years across several industry sectors (Marine, Aerospace and Energy) and various disciplines (control and instrumentation, fluids, thermodynamics and stress analyses) working for companies such as Marconi Electronic Systems, BAE SYSTEMS, Smiths Aerospace, GE and Lloyd’s Register. Throughout his journey, he has developed a strong mix of engineering skills and attained Fellow status with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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