AM CoE Personnel


Andy Lu

Manager, Additive Manufacturing Programs – Asia Region

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Andy Lu (Lu Zhen) has been in the industry of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for 11 years with proficiency in various industrial AM systems and software. He has rich theoretical and hands-on experience in the topics of AM, material science, process parameters of laser systems and Design for AM (DfAM) etc. In his current role, he focuses on generating business growth and providing support for AM end users in the Asia region. Prior to joining ASTM International, he was with Nikon SLM Solutions, Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP) and NTU Additive Manufacturing Centre (NAMC). In his prior role as the Application Engineering Manager (Asia Pacific) at Nikon SLM Solutions Singapore Office, he delivered more than 100 professional AM trainings in regions like Japan, Korea, China, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and India. Lu Zhen received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and is currently pursuing his part-time PhD at Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in the topic of Laser Powder Bed Fusion technology.

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.


combined in-kind, government agency, and ASTM investment
projects initiated that will address AM standardization gaps

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.