This gives the respective facilities at CeramTec internationally independent testing laboratory status, thus raising the value of the test results determined here to an internationally recognized standard.
The “general competence requirements expected of testing and calibration laboratories” needed to satisfy DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 are far more exacting than those of the DIN EN ISO 9001 standard, because they not only define the quality management prerequisites, but also outline specific competence requirements for accredited testing or calibration tasks.
“Very few other testing labs in the field of technical ceramics manufacturing have earned this internationally accepted quality certificate with so many accredited testing methods.”
Dr. Ottmar Rosenfelder, retired
Head of the CeramTec Materials Testing Labs
The accreditation authorizes the CeramTec materials testing labs to use the DAkkS accreditation symbol in direct connection with accredited tests and the accreditation number.
The maintenance of the accreditation, once obtained, must be proven by regular surveillance audits.