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Short Certificate Course

Intro to Quality Assurance for Additive Manufacturing, in partnership with America Makes

October 30, 2022

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

About the Course

As additive manufacturing processes are getting into mainstream industrial production, it becomes more important than ever to demonstrate Quality Assurance to create quality products. The Quality Assurance for Additive Manufacturing (AM) course will provide attendees with a strong baseline knowledge of what Quality Assurance means for AM, and what to consider when making components for critical applications.

This short course will include an interactive workshop, where the participants will be able to review a typical Quality Assurance challenge, and how you would manage it.

Course level: Beginner

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 completing the course, the attendees will be able to achieve the following:

  • Understand quality assurance aspects for AM process and products
  • Knowledge of the quality requirements for an AM facility
  • Able to link quality concepts to the requirements of Qualification and Certification
  • Appreciate the need for quality assurance for AM process chain
  • Considerations while making parts for critical applications

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at individuals who wish to increase their basic experience in Quality Assurance or those who have experience from other manufacturing technologies and wish to understand where AM may be different. More experienced individuals are also encouraged to join the course to support and improve their current knowledge.


  • Instructor

    Martin White

    Dr. Martin White is Head of Additive Manufacturing Programs – European region at ASTM International responsible for various AM programs in Europe. Martin is a Materials & Structures Specialist, with 20 years of experience in both academic and industrial fields. His recent career has focused on the Certification & Production of Aerospace structures, ranging from the A350-900 XWB Main Landing Gear at Safran Landing Systems, to his most recent role as Chief Engineer for Additive Manufacturing at GKN Aerospace. He spent his early career studying with Rolls Royce at Swansea University to obtain a Doctorate in High Temperature Materials for Gas Turbine applications, as well as a Masters in High Strength Steels for Landing Gears (with Airbus), before spending several years as a consultant at Frazer-Nash Consultancy. At Frazer-Nash, he worked across multiple industries – including Aerospace, Civil Nuclear, Defence, and Oil & Gas.

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  • 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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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.