Additive Manufacturing Certification Committee (AMCC)

About the Additive Manufacturing Certification Committee

ASTM constituted the Additive Manufacturing Certification Committee (AMCC) to create an industry accepted qualification program for the additive manufacturing supply chain that could complement industry standards and provide valuable service to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and contract manufacturers.

Industry standards are being produced in record time to help set common requirements. Unfortunately, most manufacturers are still left to use company-specific procedures and internal specifications to determine requirements for qualifying potential contract manufacturers. To catalyze the wider adoption of additive manufacturing technology for functional applications, it is important to instill confidence in the end-users. This can be achieved by implementing a robust certification program developed with clear objectives, standardized testing protocols, proper documentation, and ongoing monitoring and validation.

Purpose of AMCC

  1. To provide an OEM industry-managed program for the certification of additive manufacturing service providers and suppliers
  2. To unify requirements for the AM supply chain

Uniqueness of AMCC

  • Composed of OEMs from multiple industry sectors (such as aerospace and defense, automotive, healthcare) to help ensure that user requirements are addressed in the certification process.
  • The multi-industry approach helps in harmonizing the best practices of each industry and establishing a common set of audit criteria.
  • Industry agnostic audit criteria for additive manufacturing with flexibility to incorporate supplementary requirements specific to industry sectors.
  • Decisions on a variety of programmatic issues such as levels of certification, frequency of audits, auditor requirements, audit failure levels, and many more.

Value of AMCC

  • Supports a culture of compliance among additive manufacturing service providers/suppliers
  • Supports continuous improvement by service providers/suppliers
  • Provides a clear and consistent set of customer requirements
  • Forms part of a risk mitigation strategy
  • Reduces the costs of redundant audits for OEMs and suppliers
  • Provides greater transparency
  • Leads to higher quality audits
  • Allows OEMs to direct resources to higher value/strategic areas

Get Involved!

To know more about the AMCC and to get involved, please reach out to us at amcertification@astm.org

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.