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On-Demand Webinar

AM Data Management – Part 1

November 24, 2020

About the Course

About the Course

Part one of the AM Data Management covers the fundamental concepts for the acquisition, management, and use of data in additive Manufacturing. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is the first new manufacturing process to be developed in the age of data. There are compelling proofs of concept for the use of this data including reducing qualifications costs by applying machine learning approaches and reducing inspection costs using in-process monitoring. However, further advancement of the use of these and other data-based approaches is limited without the creation of an AM data ecosystem. This talk will present the potential benefits of AM data as well as the challenges the community needs to overcome to realize an AM data ecosystem.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar you will be able to:

  • Articulate the importance of the AM data ecosystem
  • Look up and comply with current AM reporting standards
  • Keep up to date with new developments in AM data standardization

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is intended for Manufacturing Engineers, Research Engineers, and AM Process Engineers.


  • Instructor

    Alex Kitt

    Alex Kitt has ten years of experience performing, leading, and identifying needs for industry-relevant research and development. Over that time, Alex’s work has included metal additive manufacturing, X-ray CT and optical metrology, augmented reality, and graphene. Alex was a member of the Buffalo Manufacturing Works start up team, created the EWI metrology and inspection team, and initiated EWI’s involvement in the ASTM AM CoE. Alex continues to be involved with ASTM F42 as the sub-committee chair for ASTM F42.08 on AM data. Before joining EWI, Alex worked as a post-doc at the University of Rochester Institute of Optics.

    Alex has a BS in Physics and a BA in mathematics from the University at Buffalo. He received a PhD in physics from Boston University, where he demonstrated proof of concept for graphene-based threshold pressure sensors for remote oil well application.

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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.