Accelerating the pace of additive manufacturing

Coupling targeted R&D and standards development processes


Making AM Better, Faster

The ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) brings together industry, government, and academia to optimize the AM R&D and standards development processes. By tightly coupling these processes, standards get into the hands of those who need them faster, drastically reducing AM time to market and increasing widespread adoption.

  • Establish standards, certification, and qualification for repeatable, consistent parts and processes

  • Prevent gaps and duplication of work in a dynamic, fast-paced technology space

  • Identify challenges that can be solved with technological improvement


1st Annual Report

The Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence has made significant strides since it launched in July 2018. Read more about the accomplishments we have achieved – and glimpse our plans for the future – in this first ever annual report.

Core Activities


Research needed to accelerate standards priorities


Global partnerships to meet evolving market needs


Collaboration with industry to identify needed R&D



Benchmarking for standards development

Programs and Services

World-class workforce development program 


 AM CoE by the Numbers


combined in-kind, government agency, and ASTM investment

projects initiated that will address 13 standard gaps and impact 16 standards

global team members and 8 training courses in development