Clear Vision. Dedicated Mission.

Standardization transforming the future of AM

 
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About the Center of Excellence

In 2009, ASTM International launched a technical committee to develop standards for additive manufacturing technologies (F42). That group has attracted over 600 of the world’s leading experts in this emerging industry. (Learn more about ASTM International’s global leadership in this overview.)

The Center is a natural outgrowth of ASTM's continually growing leadership, keeping pace with rapid technological advancements in additive manufacturing.

The ASTM International Center of Excellence will: 

 
 
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Close standards gaps and meet standards needs

Carry out AM research and development (R&D) to support all industries

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Create strong global partnerships

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Support education, training, proficiency testing, and certification

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Host expert-oriented AM events, workshops, and symposia

 

VISION

The Center facilitates collaboration and coordination between government, academia, and industry to advance AM standardization and expand ASTM and our partners' capabilities

 
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MISSION

The Center bridges standards development with R&D to better enable efficient development of standards, education and training, certification and proficiency testing programs

Core Activities

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Also check out this Center of Excellence 3D printer infographic on astm.org.