Höganäs’ Laufenburg site receives ISO 9100 certification

June 16, 2021

Höganäs’ Laufenburg, Germany, production site has received ISO 9100 certification (Höganäs AB)

Sweden’s Höganäs AB reports that, after eighteen months of preparation and implementation, its new atomisation plant in Laufenburg, Germany, has received ISO 9100 certification. The atomisation plant entered operation in August 2020, with the audit taking place in March 2021 and certification granted in May 2021.

The company explains that the ISO 9100 certification is an important part of its Additive Manufacturing business – not only for its customers in the aerospace sector, but also as a signal to the whole market of Höganäs’ commitment to delivering the highest quality.

“The ISO 9100 certification will help us to further expand our future market position in the aerospace industry for Additive Manufacturing powders and win new orders from global players,” stated Kennet Almkvist, who heads the Product Area Customisation Technologies.

In addition to the certification achievement, the Laufenburg site recently commissioned and qualified its new state-of-the-art Vacuum Induction Gas Atomizer (VIGA) with an integrated anti-satellite system. The VIGA system enables the site to further expand production capacities and continue to produce high-quality powders with low oxygen and nitrogen concentration, as well as highly spherical particles and minimal satellite content.

Peter Thienel, Laufenburg Site Manager, noted the great individual commitment of the facility co-workers, claiming they have learned a great deal for future projects as the certification process was demanding for the entire organisation in terms of scale and complexity. Thienel commented, “In some cases, we reached our limits. Special praise, therefore, goes to all colleagues who made the certification of our VBE [Verdüsungs-Betrieb ENAG] operation possible within the timeframe envisaged, despite the additional burdens resulting from the Corona pandemic and numerous integration projects.”

www.hoganas.com

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