Consortia & Collaboration

Working collectively to accelerate industry’s must-have standards

 
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AM CoE industry consortia work with select industry partners on the rapid development of AM standards that address consortia-identified gaps within agreed-upon themes.

 

A Unique Model

The work of the consortia is complementary to that of the AM CoE R&D team but differs in that its efforts are industry-defined, within AM topic area themes, matching the R&D to the standards that most need to be developed. Performing this work through targeted, optimized teams offers both greater agility and faster time-to-use.

By bringing in other partners with diverse capabilities, you’re able to do much, much more than you could do by yourself.
— John Vickers, Principal Technologist, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA

U.S. Consortium

By securing funding for and performing relevant, industry-defined R&D, the consortium aims to create beta standards through the ASTM technical report process, as well as ASTM consensus standards through the committee on additive manufacturing technologies (F42).

Currently, the US consortium is membership-based, with the following founding member organizations having pledged a $100K total contribution (maximum 50% in-kind):

 
  • GE

  • Raytheon

  • Honeywell

  • Moog

  • GM

  • Praxair

  • Oerlikon  

The consortium’s first focus topic area, or theme, is metal powder feedstock lifecycle

Plans are already underway for an EU Consortium.