The ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) is a collaborative partnership among ASTM—and its 30,000 members—and representatives from government, academia, and industry that conducts strategic R&D to advance standards across all aspects of additive manufacturing (AM) which will accelerate the development and adoption of robust, game-changing technologies.
Clear Vision and Dedicated Mission
Vision: The Center facilitates collaboration and coordination between government, academia, and industry to advance AM standardization and expand ASTM and our partners’ capabilities.
Mision: The Center bridges standards development with R&D to better enable efficient development of standards, education, and training, certification and proficiency testing programs.
AM CoE works to advance AM through this improved approach to standardization by providing:
Strategic guidance and funding
- $10M+ combined support from partnership, government agencies, and industry
Coordinated R&D and expedited standards development
- 34+ projects initiated that will address 30+ standard gaps and impact many standards
Programs and services to support education and workforce development
- 100+ global team members and 10+ training courses developed
In 2009, ASTM International launched a technical committee—F42—to develop standards for additive manufacturing technologies. The committee has attracted over 1000+ of the world’s leading experts in this emerging industry.
AM CoE embodies ASTM’s continually growing leadership, keeping pace with rapid technological advancements in additive manufacturing, as outlined in this Standards Development: Enabling Manufacturing Innovation and Accelerating Commercialization white paper.
- Close standards gaps and meet standards needs
- Carry out AM research and development (R&D) to support all industries
- Create strong global partnerships
- Support education, training, proficiency testing, and certification
- Host expert-oriented AM events, workshops, and symposia
|R&D||Research needed to accelerate standards priorities|
|PARTNERSHIPS||Global partnerships to meet evolving market needs|
|CONSORTIA||Collaboration with industry to identify needed R&D|
|STANDARDIZATION||Benchmarking for standards development|
|PROGRAMS AND SERVICES||World-class workforce development program|
How it Works
The AM CoE Advantage: Taking AM to the Next Level
Accelerate the development of standards by sponsoring research projects specifically identified to close standardization gaps
Go beyond merely implementing to standards to funding the research necessary to create standards for worldwide implementation
Bringing together leading organizations with key capabilities to determine what’s needed to take AM to the next level
The ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence debuted its fourth annual report, highlighting the organization’s growing research to standards portfolio, industry partnerships, acquisitions, workforce developments, team expansion and more.
The ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence has continued to advance our partnerships,
building new programs by growing our R&D program management infrastructure and expertise, and strengthening our global collaboration. Read the 3rd edition annual report
The Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence has made significant strides since it launched in July 2018 and released the first annual report in July of 2019. Read more about the accomplishments we have achieved – and glimpse our plans for the future – in 2nd edition 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.