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Standards Forum at Formnext 2023

Standards Forum at Formnext 2023


Theme: Unleashing the Power of Digital Thread to Advance AM

Organized by U.S. Commercial Service, ASTM International, ISO – International Organization for Standardization, and America Makes and in partnership with Mesago Formnext

This one-day workshop at Formnext 2023 is dedicated to discussing the standardization needs for additive manufacturing and will enable you to engage with experts to discuss standard practices and overcome implementation challenges in areas such as:

  • Additive Manufacturing workflow automation
  • Data integrity, sharing and security
  • Development in AM hardware in integrating closed loop controls
  • AM integration to industry 4.0
  • Qualification and certification leveraging digital thread
  • Sustainability opportunities with AM covering lifeing models using digital thread
  • Digital thread to enable quality assurance

This event is comprised of technical talks, an interactive panel discussion, and a break-out session led by industry leaders from many industry sectors currently using AM.

Who Should Attend

The workshop is open to all engaged in AM activities, including Executives, Managers, AM Engineers, and Technicians from industry, research institutes, academia, and government agencies.

Why You Should Attend

This is an excellent opportunity to understand and appreciate how AM standards have been used across different industry sectors. You will get first-hand information from the industry leaders who are effectively using standards in their AM operations. The panel discussions and break-out sessions allow you to interact with industry experts about the standard practices and methods to overcome challenges in the implementation of AM.

  • ASTM Members: $150.00
  • Non-Members: $200.00

Free pass to Formnext 2023 included with registration for this event



Start Time Presentation TitlePresented by
8:30 amBadge Pickup and Registration
9:15 amOpening and Welcome Remarks • Dr. Mohsen Seifi, ASTM International
• Thatcher Scharpf, Consul General of the American Consulate General in Frankfurt
• Dr. Friedrich Hanish, Division Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Ministry for Economic Affairs, Energy, Transportation and Housing - State of Hessen
• Martin Huber, European Defence Agency
• Sascha F. Wenzler, Formnext at Mesago Messe Frankfurt
9:40 amKEYNOTE 1:
Enabling the Supply Chain to Digitally Deliver Contracted Manufacturing Process Data
George Barnych, NCDMM
10:10 amKEYNOTE 2:
Utilize Automation and Industry 4.0 Tools to Drive Additive Production
Simon Hoeges, GKN Additive
10:40 amOptimizing AM processes with an Effective Data ManagementPeter Lindecke, Amsight
11:00 amTowards a Domain Model for the AM Industry Tom Craeghs and Wim Welkenhuyzen, Materialise
11:20 amBREAK
11:40 amUnleashing the power of digital Additive Manufacturing in the decarbonization of gas turbines productsCynthia Wirth, Siemens Energy
12:00 pmHow Digital Integration Drives Quality, Stability, and Efficiency in the Additive Manufacturing Value StreamNick Mule, Boeing
12:20 pmAM Workflow and Passport IDRoy Sterenthal, Oqton
12:40 pmLUNCH
Data Generation and Sharing: Maximizing the Value
Lead: Martin White, ASTM International

• Aviation: Marius Lakomiec, EOS
• Space: Steffen Bayer, Ariane Group
• Energy, Oil & Gas: Edwige Ravry, Totalenergies
• Automotive: Ian Marsh, DMC UK
• Multi-Industry: Behrang Poorganji, Morf3D
3:00 pmBreakout Session Summary
Digital Thread to Enable Quality Assurance
Moderator: Brent Stucker, Wohlers Associates

• Andre Wagner, Authentise
• Ruaridh Mitchinson, The MTC UK
• Mike McNair, SAE International
• Tom Craeghs, Materialise

4:45 pmConclusion of Workshop / Networking Reception Begins



    George Barnych

  • amsight GmbH

    Peter Lindecke

  • Oqton

    Roy Sterenthal

  • GKN Additive

    Simon Hoges

  • Wohlers Associates

    Brent Stucker

  • Boeing

    Nick Mule

  • Siemens Energy

    Cynthia Wirth

  • Morf3D

    Behrang Poorganji

  • Materialise

    Tom Craeghs

  • Authentise

    Andre Wegner

  • The MTC UK

    Ruaridh Mitchinson

  • Ariane Group

    Steffen Bayer

  • DMC UK

    Ian Marsh

  • SAE Industry Technology Consortia

    Mike McNair


  • U.S. Commercial Service

    Kirsten Hentschel

  • Auburn University

    Nima Shamsaei

  • ASTM International

    Mohsen Seifi

  • America Makes

    Brandon Ribic

  • EOS, Chair of ISO/TC 261

    Marius Lakomiec

  • ASTM International

    Martin White

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.