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Current ISSUED 2022-08-17

Machine Qualification for Fusion-Based Metal Additive Manufacturing AMS7032

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This standard defines a series of requirements that results in a specific AM machine qualified to produce material (see GN1) in compliance to an aerospace materials specification. The machine control and/or configuration types are discussed in the next sections. The industry (including AIA and ASTM) generally acknowledges that there are three qualification milestones for AM machines; nevertheless, this document will focus only on the initial two stages, namely:
  • Installation Qualification (IQ): Producing objective evidence to show that all key aspects of the process equipment and ancillary system installation adhere to the AM Part Producer’s specification and that the recommendations of the supplier of the equipment are suitably considered; this is tied to a specific machine serial number.
  • Operational Qualification (OQ): Establishing sufficient process control to maintain stable material performance and demonstrating that the material specification requirements can be met; this is also tied to a specific machine serial number (see GN2).


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