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Short Certificate Course

Polymer AM Concepts for Industrialization

October 30, 2022

Sunday, October 30, 2022 1:00 PM
— Sunday, October 30, 2022 5:00 PM

JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa Orlando, FL United States

About the Course

Laser powder bed fusion (PBF) additive manufacturing is the subject of significant research, development, and commercialization efforts due to its ability to produce complex components. While the focus was primarily on the metal additive processes, polymer processes are getting significant attention for producing end-use parts for industrial applications, such as in the use of polymer production parts for air ducts in the Boeing F18 fighter jets.
This course covers the following topics:
  • Characteristics of some of the major polymeric materials used in the extrusion and PBF processes for industrial applications
  • Considerations in selecting polymeric materials
  • Application potential of polymer AM process in different industry sectors.
  • Examples of how polymers are being used now
  • Best practices in material management and evolving test methods for polymer AM parts
  • Guidance on the use of international standards that drives the adoption of polymer AM
Course level: Intermediate


Note: This short certificate course will take place on Sunday, October 30th, 2022 prior to ICAM 2022 and is only available to ICAM 2022 attendees. This course is not included in ICAM registration and will incur an additional fee. 

Learning Outcomes

After completion of the course, the attendees will achieve the following:

  • Knowledge about selecting a polymer AM process for intended applications
  • Considerations for selecting polymeric materials for the AM process
  • Understanding different process parameters and their influence on final part properties
  • Knowledge of various test methods to ensure the quality of polymer AM parts
  • Understanding of additive manufacturing standards applicable to polymer AM
  • Appreciate the potential of polymer AM and identify suitable applications

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at individuals who wish to increase their knowledge in current state-of-the-art polymer additive manufacturing and for those who want to scale up technology towards industrialization.


  • Instructor

    Paul Bates

    Paul Bates is an Additive Manufacturing Lead Project Engineer for the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence. In his role, he brings his technical expertise to drive the projects in Additive Manufacturing training, safety, and certification. He is an industry-recognized AM veteran.
    Before joining ASTM, Bates was the Manager for Facility safety and Workforce Development in Additive Manufacturing at UL and served 20+ years at Reebok, where he guided the global athletic footwear leader’s Additive Manufacturing Lab and 3D CAD Team as the Director of Advanced Process Engineering. A 2012 recipient of the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) “Dinosaur” Award, Bates is fluent in numerous AM processes, including DMLS, SLS, FDM, and PolyJet. He is the Past President of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG). He has a BS degree in Design Technology from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH, and a Master’s Degree in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.
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  • Instructor

    Bonnie Meyer

    Bonnie Meyer is an Additive Manufacturing Lead Project Engineer for ASTM International. She brings over 20 years of experience in additive manufacturing with a focus on expanding the technical knowledge and usage of AM across a variety of industries.

    Bonnie started her additive manufacturing career at Stratasys as an Application Engineer; becoming Director of Application Engineering where she led the team in proving AM technology capabilities, application development, and creating training programs for AM users. Prior to her current role, Bonnie also worked at Eaton, Evolve Additive Solutions, and Roboze, Inc. to advance additive manufacturing use-cases and capabilities. Through these experiences with FDM, Polyjet, DLS, and STEP, Bonnie brings practical expertise to ASTM International to advance the projects and opportunities for Education and Workforce Development. Bonnie received her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. She is a 2016 recipient of the DINO Award from the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG).

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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.