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ASTM Certificate Course: AM Essentials for Professionals

September 12, 2023 -September 14, 2023

September 12, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Hosted by Nikon


September 13 & 14, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


**Click here to access the Japanese translated page.

About the Course

With the industrialization of additive manufacturing (AM) there is a growing demand to fill the existing knowledge gap. ASTM International, who has been providing word-class training on AM, and Nikon, a world leader in providing AM solutions teamed up to provide a training course with the mission to support scaling up of AM adoption.

The ASTM certificate course in ‘AM Essential for Professionals’ provides knowledge on the various practices of AM covering different process categories, terminologies, standards associated with different processes and applications, and how these standards can be utilized for developing qualification and certification. Diverse feedstock materials are available for additive manufacturing, and the selection of these materials is critical for specific application requirements. The course provides guidance on material selection and considerations for creating a material specification for your application.

Design and simulation is another key topic covered in this course, which specifies design considerations and design rules to optimize an existing design or generate a new design suitable to produce with an AM process. It will provide the details of applicable AM design standards and simulation tools that need to be considered while designing a part. The course also covers non-destructive evaluation methods and in-situ monitoring that can be applied to AM.

There is an opportunity to interact with industry experts on the current state-of-the-art of AM technology during the Day 1 of the course as part of the AM learning journey organized at the Nikon headquarters.

Who Should Attend

Whether you’re new to AM or seeking to advance your knowledge, this course welcomes all interested in gaining awareness of the latest advancements and best practices in AM. Learn from industry experts at ASTM AM CoE and Nikon, and earn a globally recognized certificate from ASTM International upon completion.

Course Modules and Instructors

AM Overview, Standards, Qualification and Certification

Dr. Mohsen Seifi – ASTM International

Materials and Design

Dr. Behrang Poorganji Morf3D

Dr. Alex Liu – ASTM International

AM Processing and Post-processing

Dr. Behrang Poorganji Morf3D

Dr. Alex Liu – ASTM International

Destructive and Non-Destructive Evaluation

Dr. Nima Shamsaei – Auburn University

Dr. Khalid Rafi – ASTM International

Registration Information

Course Fees

  • ASTM Member: $400
  • Non-ASTM Member: $500

For more information, contact amcoe@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.


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.