About

Accelerating R&D, standardization, and innovation in AM

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

Foundation

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.

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Strategic Goals

  • 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

Core Activites

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

TARGETED R&D
Accelerate the development of standards by sponsoring research projects specifically identified to close standardization gaps

UNIQUE MODEL
Go beyond merely implementing to standards to funding the research necessary to create standards for worldwide implementation

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
Bringing together leading organizations with key capabilities to determine what’s needed to take AM to the next level

Annual Reports

2021-2022 Annual Report

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.

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2020-2021 Annual Report

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

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2019-2020 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.

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2018-2019 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.

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AM CoE by the Numbers

With decades of experience in additive manufacturing, our team of experts is integral to our work. With team members located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, the AM CoE is able to provide agile support for global initiatives.

BY THE NUMBERS

combined in-kind, government agency, and ASTM investment
$10M+
projects initiated that will address AM standardization gaps
30+

How can I participate?

  • Support through Research and Development

    Through the AM CoE, research priorities are identified by the top minds in the field and are matched from the start to the standards that need to be generated to ensure the resulting AM technology’s success.

  • Consortium for Materials Data and Standardization

    Consortia for Materials Data & Standardization (CMDS) enables companies of all sizes from across the entire additive manufacturing ecosystem to collaborate on standardizing the best practices for materials data generation.

  • Explore On-Demand Webinars

    The webinar series provides guidance sessions on multiple and diverse topics in AM Design, Fabrication, Post-processing, Mechanical testing, Non-destructive evaluation, Applications, and Qualification and Certification.

  • Education & Workforce Development

    Comprehensive program that educates and trains the additive manufacturing workforce at all levels, while continually incorporating new advances to respond to industry needs and leverage standardization, certification, and AM CoE partner expertise.