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Snapshot Workshop

BACK TO ALL EVENTS 8th Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence

March 28, 2022


Theme: AM Post-processing, Inspection, and Qualification

This one-day workshop, held at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO, will provide a comprehensive snapshot of the AM value chain, emphasizing post-processing, inspection, and qualification. The workshop gives a holistic view on advancement in post-processing techniques that expedites the release of AM parts, analyzing the impact of surface conditions on mechanical properties, NDE methods for in-process and post-process inspection, and qualification approaches for materials, process, and parts for different applications.

The 7th Snapshot Workshop also covers gaps in AM standardization for the topics mentioned above and the research initiatives from AM CoE partners to address the gaps.

Who Should Attend
This workshop is open to all AM professionals, including industry (aerospace, medical, automotive, energy, and defense), academia, and government agency representatives who want to learn about the latest AM standardized practices and the research and development initiatives.

Why You Should Attend
The speakers in this workshop are experts from industry sectors who lead the research and innovation in additive manufacturing. This gives a unique opportunity for the participants to understand more about the best standardized practices and participate in the interactive presentations and panel discussions. Each session is designed with a focus on industry needs and the role that standards can play in driving innovation.


Earn a Verification of Completion Certificate
This Snapshot Workshop is the 7th offering from the AM CoE Education & Workforce Development (E&WD) Program, which provides training opportunities for various levels of the AM workforce. Each workshop participant will receive a digital Verification of Completion Certificate from ASTM AM CoE. Workshop attendees interested in receiving .55 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the application form is received.

Tentative Agenda

(Please note times listed below are in Mountain Time (MT))

7:30 am Registration and Welcome

8:00 am Opening Remarks and AM CoE Updates
Paul Bates, ASTM International

8:15 am The Value of Post-Processing on the Business of AM
Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International

8:45 am Holding a Greased Watermelon – The Constantly Evolving Journey of an AM Digital Part
Dave Waller, Ball Aerospace

9:15 am Tunable Fatigue Performance through Controlled Powder Recovery Blasting
Nik Hrabe, NIST

9:45 am Opportunities & Challenges for Metal Additive Manufacturing in the Automotive Industry
Whitney Poling, General Motors

10:15 am BREAK

10:30 am Addressing the Unique Challenges of Inspecting AM Parts with Advanced NDT
Lindsey Lindamood, EWI

11:00 am – PANEL DISCUSSION: Evolution of Post-Processing and Inspection in Additive Manufacturing

  • Moderator: Nik Hrabe, NIST
  • Panelists:
  • Amber Andreaco, GE Additive
  • Agustin Diaz, REM Surface Engineering
  • Christian Seidel, Fraunhofer IGCV, Munich University of Applied Science
  • John Slotwinski, Johns Hopkins University – Applied Physics Laboratory

12:00 pm LUNCH

1:00 pm Monitoring to Measurement: Analyzing Critical Data to Intuitively Assess Quality, Performance and Predictability
Steve Immel, Sigma Labs

1:30 pm NDE Considerations for Metallic, Additive Inspection; Case Study Between Digital Radiography (DR) and Computed Tomography (CT)
Devin Barnes, United Launch Alliance

2:00 pm Metal Hybrid AM Enablers for Qualification
Slade Gardner, Big Metal Additive

2:30 pm Qualification of Materials vs. Qualification of Applications
Jacob Neuchterlein, Elementum 3D

3:00 pm BREAK

3:15 pm Additive Manufacturing at Lockheed Martin Space
Zach Loftus, Lockheed Martin

3:45 pm Qualification Challenges for Metal Additive Manufacturing
Craig Brice, Colorado School of Mines

4:15 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: AM Qualification

  • Moderator: Craig Brice, Colorado School of Mines
  • Panelists:
  • Ryan Kircher, rms Company
  • Behrang Poorganji, Morf3D
  • Kim Torluemke, KT Consulting
  • Ken Vessey, UL
  • Jeph Ruppert, 3D Systems

5:15 pm – 7:00 pm – NETWORKING RECEPTION, sponsored by 3D Systems


  • United Launch Alliance

    Devin Barnes

  • Colorado School of Mines

    Craig Brice

  • Slade Gardner
    Big Metal Additive

    Slade Gardner

  • NIST

    Nik Hrabe

  • Sigma Labs

    Steve Immel

  • EWI

    Lindsey Lindamood

  • Lockheed Martin

    Zach Loftus

  • Elementum 3D

    Jacob Neuchterlein

  • General Motors

    Whitney Poling

  • Ball Aerospace

    Dave Waller

  • Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International

    Terry Wohlers

  • GE Additive

    Amber Andreaco

  • REM Surface Engineering

    Augustin Diaz

  • rms Company

    Ryan Kircher

  • Morf3D

    Behrang Poorganji

  • 3D Systems

    Jeph Ruppert

  • Christian Seidel, Fraunhofer IGCV, Munich University of Applied Science

    Christian Seidel


    John Slotwinksi

  • KT Consulting

    Kim Torluemke

  • UL

    Ken Vessey


  • Organizer

    Craig Brice

  • Organizer

    Nik Hrabe

  • Organizer

    Nima Shamsaei

  • Organizer

    Mohsen Seifi


Sponsors will have the opportunity to:

  • Build relationships with AM decision-makers from industry, academia, and regulatory bodies
  • Promote their products/services to our wide network of partners and organizations
  • Expand brand outreach through pre-conference advertising and promotional materials

Interested in becoming a sponsor for an ASTM International AM CoE event? Contact amcoe@astm.org for more information!


Download Snapshot Travel Guide 

  • Date/Time: Monday, March 28th, 2022 | 7:30AM – 5:45 PM (MT). Reception to follow.
  • Location: Colorado School of Mines | Green Center – Friedhoff Hall 1. Marked with red star in image below.
  • Parking: Pay to Park in Lot O and Lot I. Marked to the left with purple star.
  • Closest Airport: Denver International Airport
  • Suggested Transportation: Ride Share or Rental Car

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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.


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.