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Research to Application Through Standardization

International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing 2023

October 30, 2023 -November 03, 2023


The ASTM International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing (ASTM ICAM 2023) will be held Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency – Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C., USA). The conference is hosted by the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) and supported by more than a dozen ASTM technical committees.

ICAM 2023 is ASTM’s eighth annual flagship event related to standardization, qualification, and certification with a focus on industry-specific requirements addressing the entire advanced manufacturing processes and value chains. The conference will consist of 26 symposia covering major topics and key areas in additive and advanced manufacturing. ICAM is organized by more than 100 scientific committee members, all advanced manufacturing experts from industry, academia, government and regulatory agencies, national labs, and more.

This conference addresses application specific requirements of various industry sectors in addition to covering the fundamentals of advanced manufacturing processes with the goal of transitioning research to application through standardization. Industry, academia, and government agency professionals in the AM community are invited to address the current and future state of:

  • Industry standards
  • Design principles
  • Qualification and certification
  • Innovations in the industry
  • Materials and processes
  • Data management, sharing, analysis, and beyond

Building upon the success of the previous events, and new breadth of topics covered, ICAM 2023 will involve more ASTM committees and external stakeholders, expanding its overall topic related to additive and advanced manufacturing. ICAM sets the stage to bring experts from around the world to exchange the latest developments in the field of advanced manufacturing with emphasis on the transition of research to application.

ICAM 2022

Co-chairs and Organizing Committee

  • Auburn University

    Nima Shamsaei

    Director – National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME)

  • ASTM International

    Mohsen Seifi

    Vice President of Global Advanced Manufacturing Programs

A Message from Our Co-Chairs

Before advanced manufacturing technologies can be fully implemented in safety-critical applications, a clear understanding of the entire process chain and their connectivity must be established. ICAM 2023 will be the largest ASTM International scientific conference and intended to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and to transition the research to applications, focusing on the need for industry-specific standards and design principles as well as challenges with qualification and certification.

The first event of this conferenced was offered in 2016 as a workshop focused on fatigue and fractured of additively manufactured materials and parts, which evolved in a symposium in 2017. After the creation of ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) in 2018 and the growth of the additive manufacturing industry, the 5th event in 2020 turned to a major conference, the ASTM International Conference on Additive Manufacturing (ICAM) and included 19 symposia and 10 panels. The most recent conference, ICAM 2022, was held in Orlando, FL with over 850 participants, 27 symposia, 9 panel discussions, 4 keynote addresses and a keynote panel discussion. The ICAM goal is to transition of research to application through standardization.

Acknowledging the major role of additive manufacturing processes within the advanced manufacturing field, several new topics and symposia have been added over time, such as data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, security, simulation and digital twin, automation and robotics, and more. Accordingly, the ASTM International Conference on Additive Manufacturing will be offered as the ASTM International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing (still ICAM) starting in 2023. This is an exiting transition to widen the scope of the conference to cover more advanced manufacturing technologies.

This year’s event, ICAM 2023, will have a broader scope related to standardization, qualification, and certification of advanced manufacturing processes. This event will involve even more ASTM committees and external stakeholders, setting the stage to bring experts from around the world to exchange the latest developments in the field of additive and advanced manufacturing towards the 4th industrial revolution. We invite the entire community to join us for the exchange of ideas, to learn about the most recent advancements in the field, to be a part of the journey for transitioning research to application through standardization, and to enjoy a lot of attractions that Washington DC offers.

2023 Scientific Organizing Committee
First NameLast NameOrganizationCountry
ShwetaAgarwalaAarhus UniversityDenmark
KareemAggourGE ResearchUSA
RichardAllenYaskawa MotomanUSA
HodaAmelThe MTCUnited Kingdom
AmberAndreacoGE AdditiveUSA
CindyAshforthFederal Aviation Administration (FAA)USA
MoatazAttallahUniversity of Birmingham - AMPLabUnited Kingdom
SaraBagherifardPolitecnico di MilanoItaly
StefanoBerettaPolitecnico di MilanoItaly
AnimeshBoseDesktop MetalUSA
ThomasBroderickAir Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)USA
JamesBurnsUniversity of VirginiaUSA
JimmyCampbellPlastometrexUnited Kingdom
CarloDe BernardiConocoPhillipsUSA
MatthewDi PrimaU.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)USA
AntonDu PlessisStellenbosch University
Object Research Systems
South Africa
BenDuttonThe MTCUnited Kingdom
SladeGardnerBig Metal AdditiveUSA
GiadaGaspariniUniversity of BolognaItaly
JoyGockelColorado School of MinesUSA
MichaelGorelikFederal Aviation Administration (FAA)USA
StevenHallThe MTCUnited Kingdom
EdwardHerderickOhio State UniversityUSA
RobertHighamUniversity of BoltonUnited Kingdom
PatrickHowardGE AviationUSA
AliKazemianLouisiana State UniversityUSA
AaronLaLondeU.S. Army CCDC-GVSCUSA
RobertLancasterSwansea UniversityUnited Kingdom
TimLantzschFraunhofer ILTGermany
AnteLausicGeneral MotorsUSA
Louis-PhilippeLefebvreNational Research Council Canada (NRC Canada)Canada
JiaLiuAuburn UniversityUSA
HunterMacDonaldHexagon Manufacturing IntelligenceUSA
GuhaManogharanPennsylvania State UniversityUSA
FilomenoMartinoWAAM3DUnited Kingdom
TravisMayberryRaytheon Missiles and DefenseUSA
CraigMcClungSouthwest Research Institute (SwRI)USA
MichaelMeliaSandia National LaboratoriesUSA
BadriNarayananLincoln ElectricUSA
AbdallaNassarJohn DeereUSA
ThomasNiendorfUniversity of KasselGermany
NickParryAdditive FlowUnited Kingdom
MikkelPedersonOerlikon AMGermany
JonathanPeguesSandia National LaboratoriesUSA
NamPhanNaval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)USA
NiklasPratzschFraunhofer ILTGermany
PhilipRieglerNorsk TitaniumUSA
MichaelRoachUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterUSA
Georgia Institute of Technology
RickRussellNASA (retiring)
Northrop Grumman (pending)
NicolasSaboGeneral ElectricUSA
MattSandersStress Engineering ServicesUSA
ShuaiShaoAuburn UniversityUSA
TimothySimpsonPennsylvania State UniversityUSA
JutimaSimsiriwongUniversity of North FloridaUSA
Swee LeongSingNational University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore
MichaelSkocikARM InstituteUSA
SadafSobhaniCornell UniversityUSA
JamesSobotkaSouthwest Research Institute (SwRI)USA
AndrewThompsonNorthrop GrummanUSA
AndrewTriantaphyllouThe MTCUnited Kingdom
Janvan DoeselaarAirbusFrance
TimothyWanglerETH ZürichSwitzerland
MostafaYakoutUniversity of AlbertaCanada
MarkYampolskiyAuburn UniversityUSA

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts for ICAM 2023 is officially open! This is a unique opportunity for you to present your research and technical knowledge to participants from around the globe. Authors are invited to submit their abstract, no more than 300 words, related to the conference topics below outlining the scope of their presentation. Authors of accepted abstracts will be given the opportunity to present at ICAM 2023 in Washington, D.C..


  • Call for abstracts opens – December 12, 2022
  • Abstract submission deadline – March 1, 2023
  • Notification to speakers – May 10, 2023
  • Hotel and Conference registration opens – Early May 2023

Conference topics will include:

AM Applications for Automotive Transportation/Heavy MachineryFatigue and Fracture of AM Materials and Parts
AM Applications in AviationGeneral Topics in AM
AM Feedstock: Characterization, Specification, and ReuseIndustry 4.0: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in AM
AM for Defense ApplicationsIndustry 4.0: Data Management for AM
AM for Space ApplicationsIndustry 4.0: Robotics and Automation in AM
AM of Non-Metallic Materials NEWIndustry 4.0: Security Aspects of AM
Application of AM in Construction on Earth and BeyondMechanical Testing of AM Materials
Application of AM in Energy, Maritime, and Oil & GasMicrostructural Aspects of AM
Application of AM in the Medical IndustryModeling, Simulation, and Digital Twins NEW
Design for AMNon-Destructive Evaluation Methods for AM
Directed Energy Deposition Processes and ApplicationsProcess Control and In-Situ Monitoring Techniques in AM
Economics and Sustainability of AMSinter-Based AM Technologies
Environmental Effects on AM PartsStudent Presentation Competition

Selection Criteria:

  • Speaking slots are allocated on merit and relevance to the topics on the agenda
  • Speaking slot timings and formats will be finalized as the program is completed, depending on the subject matter to be addressed
  • We will endeavor to review all submissions within 6-8 weeks after the deadline

Submissions will be evaluated in terms of:

  • Importance of topic to conference attendees
  • Inclusion of an end-user as either lead or co-presenter
  • Objective and educational content
  • Clearly defined benefit for attendees
  • Knowledge and experience of the speaker(s)


ICAM 2023 is composed of 26 symposia. Confirmed co-organizers and symposia descriptions will continue to be updated in the next coming weeks.

AM Applications for Automotive Transportation/Heavy Machinery

The automotive transportation/heavy machinery industry continues to advance the use of additive manufacturing through a wide variety of manufacturing technologies and materials. The transportation industry looks to AM to enable benefits through redesign of existing components as well as part consolidation, in order to improve cost, performance, and lead time. Successful implementations have focused on the ability of AM to enable low volume solutions, but high-volume production remains a challenge. Barriers to adoption include the cost of AM production tied to large capital investment and low AM build rates, the need for suitable and cost effective materials, and a lack of data and standards to facilitate adoption with confidence in quality assurance compounds these concerns.

AM Applications in Aviation

The aerospace industry is one of the primary sectors which leverages additive manufacturing to its fullest extent. Cost savings, weight reduction, functional improvements and schedule optimization are the key drivers, which can be achieved by redesigning many existing components, new design concepts and through part consolidation. New materials with superior or similar properties, capable process controls and process stability, and novel design methodologies are the key enablers. However, related standards, as well as qualification and certification (Q&C) practices may need to be reevaluated/updated for additively manufactured products.

AM Feedstock: Characterization, Specification and Reuse

Additive manufacturing feedstocks are available for a broad range of material types and in various forms, including powder, wire, filament, inks, etc. New offerings are continuously introduced to the market with varied and unique characteristics. In some cases, all of the critical feedstock characteristics which significantly impact the quality of each process step are not fully understood quantitatively. Therefore, a proper understanding of AM feedstock characteristics and key variables contributing to their performance can be essential for production of AM parts with repeatable quality. New characterization methods, acceptance criteria, and standards are to be developed for the complete characterization of the feedstock materials.

AM for Defense Applications

Additive manufacturing enables modernization and more capable defense systems through the fabrication of highly optimized and complex parts. It also enables improved readiness by providing an alternative route to manufacturing hard to source spare parts and parts at the point of need, e.g. by battle damage repair or temporary spare parts manufactured onsite. Because of this, the defense industry has taken a lead in advancing and maturing this technology. However, the existing commercial standards, military standards, airworthiness standards, and certification practices may be difficult to apply or are not relevant to AM parts. Thus, new standards and practices need to be developed to facilitate broader and more rapid adoption.

AM for Space Applications

Space flight is a unique industry which utilizes additive manufacturing to its fullest potential, often resulting in geometrically complex and integrated designs that only can be fulfilled by AM. Along with structural integrity, new materials, novel designs and advanced post processing techniques are key enablers. Yet, standards, qualification and certification practices require updates for AM products for space applications.

AM of Non-Metallic Materials *NEW*

This new symposium focuses on progress in additively-manufactured non-metallic materials with emphasis on the latest advancements with reference to mechanical performance and novel applications and use cases. Symposium topics include ceramics, composites, polymer, electronics, and more. In addition, this symposium will highlight the maturation of additive manufacturing technologies and processes with these non-metallic materials and how they work together to produce complex geometries with suitable structural and functional properties.

Application of AM in Construction on Earth and Beyond

Additive manufacturing in construction has made the headlines in many news channels, both AM specific and mainstream, with different governments putting resources into R&D with the objective to improve efficiency through reduced manpower, cost, and lead time. Besides revolutionizing how structures are built on earth, as humanity once again looks to the stars, many also see AM as ideally suited for construction on the Moon and Mars. This symposium aims to explore the current state of the art in development of AM techniques for construction across the globe with a focus on what is realistic now and what is a future possibility.

Application of AM in Energy, Maritime and Oil & Gas

The pace of AM technology diffusion and maturity varies across different industry verticals. As compared to the aerospace, automotive, and medical, the adoption of additive manufacturing in the energy, maritime, and oil & gas industries has been moderate and is still very nascent. However, these sectors are aggressively exploring the potential of using additive manufacturing to improve operational efficiency. Many stakeholders in energy, maritime, and oil & gas have already demonstrated the capability of using additive manufacturing to produce key components, which has triggered increased interest within these industries.

Application of AM in the Medical Industry

The medical industry is one of the key sectors to take advantage of additive manufacturing technology. AM’s unique capability to design and rapidly fabricate complex geometries using a diverse array of materials has enabled the ever-growing adoption of this technology in biomedical applications. Despite the tremendous opportunities that AM offers in manufacturing patient-specific biomedical devices with custom and complex designs in orthopedic devices, the full potential of AM to serve the medical sector has not been fully explored. Advancements in regenerative medicine, medical device fabrication, and surgical planning is enabling a broader adoption of AM in the critical medical industry. In addition, special attention is required for standardization, qualification and certification protocols of these products.

Design for AM

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Directed Energy Deposition Processes and Applications

Directed energy deposition (DED) processes offer many unique capabilities for component manufacturing and repair applications. Many industries, including aerospace, energy, mining, and construction, have begun realizing the benefits of these processes in recent years, while other industries are still in the nascent stages of adoption.

Economics and Sustainability of AM

In a relatively short time, additive manufacturing has developed from a prototyping tool to an industrial-scale manufacturing platform. Alongside this growth, and broader technology developments, there has been increasing importance and significant progress in the areas of sustainability and economics.

Environmental Effects on AM Parts

Additive manufacturing has evolved over the past decade and research has primarily focused on the evaluation of microstructure characterization and mechanical performance with limited emphasis on environmentally induced degradation modes. However, understanding environmental effects (e.g., corrosion, decomposition, stress corrosion cracking, etc.) on additively manufactured alloys is critical to enable use in structural components for engineering applications.

Fatigue and Fracture of AM Materials and Parts

The rapid adoption of additive manufacturing across numerous industry sectors with a wide variety of applications requires methodologies for the characterization and mitigation of risk arising from material flaws. For safety-critical applications, it is particularly important to understand how material characteristics and process defects typical to AM (e.g., pores, lack of fusion, surface roughness, etc.) affect component integrity. Understanding these effects is complicated by the lack of historical data, the potential for variability in AM processes, and the rapid evolution of the technology. The qualification, certification, and safe continued use of AM products in fatigue-critical applications will depend not only on a basic understanding of damage mechanisms and the associated behavior of typical AM defects, but also on the development of robust, validated models and software for predicting fatigue life and fracture risk.

General Topics in AM: Materials and Processing, Post-Processing, Qualification and Safety

In order to produce end-use parts, additive manufacturing involves many pre-processing and post-processing steps, that are required to be safe and under control. These, sometimes non-obvious, steps result from different auxiliary requirements that are not always in the mainstream discussion.

Industry 4.0: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in AM

The rapid advancement of additive manufacturing technologies and increased adoption of the technologies in industry have coincided with the emergence of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI & ML) in the mainstream. A massive amount of data is being generated in AM from various steps of the AM process, including design, process planning, building, in-situ monitoring, post-processing, inspection, characterization, and testing, as well as operation performance, during the service life of the component. Further, a high number of parameters are being defined for monitoring and control of AM processes. Both data and parameters make AM a great candidate for AI and ML applications. The objective of applying AI & ML is to better understand underlying physical phenomena in AM and fine tune the AM processes.

Industry 4.0: Data Management for AM

Additive manufacturing presents us with a unique opportunity of generating massive amounts of data from various steps of the AM process, including design, process planning, building, in-situ monitoring, post-processing, inspection, characterization, and testing, as well as operation performance, during the service life of the component. While such data can be used to better understand key process variables (KPVs) and support decision making, it simultaneously presents a big data management challenge. Methods of AM data labeling, acquisition, storage, analysis, security, and sharing are yet to be fully explored. While many companies have developed internal procedures to address the above challenges, the AM community would benefit from standards and best practices that are widely accepted and available to the general public, particularly small and medium size enterprises (SMEs).

Industry 4.0: Robotics and Automation in AM

Additive manufacturing (AM) technologies are the latest evolution of the CAD/CAM breakthroughs of the last few decades. They have enabled innovation and speed to market though faster prototyping and optimized part geometries. Combining robotics and automation with AM processes is unlocking new production capabilities and scale. Our challenge now is to bring this technology to the production line increasing production efficiency, reducing cost per part produced, and enhancing safety. This symposium will bring together experts from robotics, automation, and additive manufacturing to talk through these challenges, share new capabilities, and propose strategies to take the next step.

Industry 4.0: Security Aspects of AM

Advancing towards the vision of Industry 4.0, information sharing via a distributed manufacturing framework internally in an organization and over the global internet becomes increasingly utilized with additive manufacturing. AM is a direct digital manufacturing method, and as the AM equipment becomes more closely interconnected with other components of Industry 4.0, it becomes exposed to a variety of cyber- and cyber-physical attacks. Therefore, security of AM should be addressed in a holistic manner. This includes but is not limited to identifying cyber-security threats in AM and how they can be addressed, to ensure and support the advancing of manufacturing to a whole new level. This symposium explores specific security aspects for AM in an Industry 4.0 environment.

Mechanical Testing of AM Materials

Established testing standards exist for deriving different mechanical properties; however, it has become clear that conventional procedures may not always be applicable to additive manufactured materials due to the nature of the additive fabrication process. Additionally, unique mechanical characteristics and property dependence often exist under different conditions such as geometry, process parameters and post-process procedures.

Microstructural Aspects of AM

Key performance metrics and characteristic properties of additively manufactured components are often different from their conventionally manufactured counterparts, owing to AM materials’ distinctive microstructural features (e.g., strong texture, columnar grains, etc.) and possible process induced defects (e.g. lack of fusion/pores, cracks, surface features, etc.). These characteristics arise because of processing conditions unique to AM, such as layer-wise fabrication and exceptionally high cooling rates. It is therefore important to explore the various microstructural characteristics of AM materials and their impact on properties via experiments, models and simulations.

Modeling, Simulation, and Digital Twins *NEW*

This new symposium focuses on recent advances in modeling and simulation that support qualification and certification of higher criticality parts built by an AM process, e.g., powder-bed fusion, direct energy deposition, etc. Here, we will focus on state-of-the-art models and simulations that are firmly in the middle of the technical readiness scale and that represent the applied technologies that will enable industry and government to have confidence in AM components. To build credibility for their models and simulations, researchers should invoke best practices, including verification, validation, uncertainty quantification, uncertainty reduction, sensitivity studies, and demonstration problems. Symposium topics include probabilistic methods, integrated computational materials science, digital twins, process modeling, machine learning/artificial intelligence, surrogate modeling, and insights gained from simulation ensembles.

Non-destructive Evaluation Methods for AM

While destructive evaluation methods such as mechanical testing and microstructural characterizations are often used to evaluate mechanical performance of additive manufacturing materials and parts, nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods can provide significant insights without the need for sectioning and damaging the part. Due to the fact that the mechanical performance of AM parts is often significantly influenced by the presence of defects (i.e., pores, lack of fusion, surface roughness, etc.), understanding the critical characteristics, such as type, size, distribution, and location is key to managing performance expectations and qualification.

Process Control and In-Situ Monitoring Techniques in AM

As the field of additive manufacturing quickly evolves, in-process control and in-situ monitoring become more essential, as the fusion process could significantly impact quality of AM parts. The AM community recognizes that more integrated efforts to accelerate the standardization of in-situ monitoring can play a significant role in advancing AM.

Sinter-based AM Technologies

The interest in sinter-based additive manufacturing processes continues to rapidly grow with the promise of enabling new applications by significantly reducing production costs. Sinter-based AM processes now include Binder Jetting (BJT), Material Extrusion (MEX), Material Jetting (MJT) and Vat Photopolymerization (VPP) technologies. Unique In these processes, powder material is bound together with a binding agent during the printing process, commonly referred to as a “green” or “brown” part. Secondary debinding and sintering steps are required to remove the binding agent and consolidate the powder material to the desired final density. While the potential is high, there are many challenges involved in these processes.

Student Presentation Competition

Graduate and undergraduate students are invited by ASTM Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) to participate in the student presentation competition. Student presentations will be judged by a select group of Scientific Organizing Committee members and the first, second, and third place winners will be announced during ICAM and presented with plaques and cash prizes.

Student Presentation Competition

Graduate and undergraduate students are cordially invited by ASTM Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) to participate in the student presentation competition to be held in conjunction with ICAM 2023. Interested students must prepare and submit an abstract no later than March 1.

Participating students will:

  • Submit abstract by March 1
  • Receive notification of acceptance by May 10
  • Submit a recording of their 15 minute presentation for preliminary judging by June 16 (instructions and template will be provided with notification of acceptance)
  • Register to attend ICAM at a discounted rate

Participating students will receive:

  • Discounted registration fee to attend conference sessions and social events to network with AM experts from academia, industry, and government
  • One year free membership in ASTM International

Student presentations will be judged by a select group of Scientific Organizing Committee members on the quality of presentation, technical content presented, and adherence to the instructions provided. The first, second, and third place winners will be announced during the ICAM 2023 Awards Ceremony and presented with plaques and cash prizes.

The number of students approved for this competition will depend on the quality of the submitted abstracts. Please make sure to submit your abstract only to the student competition symposium for consideration.

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Sponsorship opportunities will be announced in early 2023. Stay tuned for more information or contact icam@astm.org.

Based on the overwhelming success of previous versions of these events, ICAM 2023 offers an unprecedented opportunity for sponsors to reach a broad range of AM professionals, leaders, and influencers from industry, academia, and regulatory bodies. Pre-conference promotions, exhibit space, networking events and other opportunities will allow sponsors to connect with attendees throughout the course of the event.

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


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.