Additive manufacturing company 3D Metalforge (ASX: 3MF) has announced it has been recertified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard by internationally accredited certification body DNV.
The certificate covers additive manufacturing of metal and non-metallic parts and components including CAD design, production and post-production activities. It is valid through June 2023.
The ISO 9001 standard is the world’s most widely recognised quality management system (QMS) certification and defines requirements for companies who want to ensure their products and services consistently meet customer requirements.
This revision to ISO 9001:2015 ensures the standard continues to adapt to the changing environments in which organisations operate. It is based on a “plan, do, check, act” methodology and provides a process-oriented approach to documenting and reviewing the structure, responsibilities, and procedures required to achieve effective quality management.
Certificate required to supply current and future clients
3D Metalforge chief executive officer Matthew Waterhouse said this recertification demonstrates the company’s commitment to continual improvement and sustainable business performance.
“3D Metalforge will continue to work toward providing greater value to our customers through new and innovative manufacturing solutions. All the while we work to make a ‘greener’ more sustainable world, providing customers with better additive manufacturing solutions that help meet their changing supply chain, sustainability, and component manufacturing challenges.”
While today’s announcement is not price sensitive, the certification is an important prerequisite for supplying many of 3D Metalforge’s current and future clients.
“This qualification will support us in our discussions with partners and future customers, many of whom are large international firms requiring these qualifications,” Mr Waterhouse said.
3D Metalforge continues to grow revenue
The announcement follows last week’s release of the June quarterly results, which saw 3D Metalforge record a 23% boost in revenue on the March period.
The company ended the quarter with $6.1 million cash in the bank which it said will provide a strong base for the second half of 2021 as it continues to its commercialisation activities in the target hubs of Australia, Singapore and the United States.
3D Metalforge also recently announced it had won a 15-month contract worth $387,000 to produce 3D metal parts at the world’s first additive manufacturing facility for port applications in Singapore.