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ASTM Group Looks to Create Additive-Manufacturing Standards

December 20, 2018

ASTM International’s committee on additive-manufacturing (AM) technologies has launched a new subcommittee for creating standards that support the growing number of AM applications across various industry sectors.

“The evolution of additive manufacturing technologies combined with sector-specific requirements demand us to create a broader portfolio of more detailed and stringent standards that support qualification of high value-added parts and components,” says Mohsen Seifi, Ph.D., director of global additive manufacturing programs at ASTM.   
ASTM International member Shane Collins and subcommittee chair, says its work will “support specific industries where we need more and robust test methods, materials, processes, environmental, and health and safety standards to address the many directions in which additive manufacturing is used today.” Specific industries for which the subcommittee intends to launch efforts:
• aviation;
• construction;
• consumer;
• electronics;
• maritime;
• medical and biological;
• oil and gas;
• spaceflight; and,

• transportation and heavy machinery.

Also launched this year, ASTM’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence, a global partnership aimed at supporting research and development activities that support standardization and related areas.


Industry-Related Terms: Additive manufacturing
View Glossary of 3D Metal Printing Terms

Technologies: Management

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