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Certificate Course

ASTM Certificate Course: Methods of Qualification and Certification for AM

September 04, 2024 -September 05, 2024

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
—  Hosted by Japan 3D Printing Industrial Technology Association (J3DPA)

About the Course

Course Level: Intermediate to Advanced users

Course Language: English & Japanese translation provided

Course Textbook: English textbook & Japanese supplemental text

This course covers the requirements and routes to validation for metal additive manufacturing parts produced by powder bed fusion and directed energy deposition manufacturing processes. This course will leverage recent case studies from the PBF and DED world to provide context for structural integrity challenges and opportunities.

The 2-day training course is based on ISO and ASTM standards and is aimed at those who are using, or plan to use, AM in serial or critical applications and would like to learn more about the routes to qualification and certification. Attendees would be required to have a strong background in additive manufacturing.

The instructors have in-depth experience of materials, qualification & certification, and making parts from additive manufacturing methods. The learning methods are based on logic and experience, and real-life best practices (and lessons learned) will be shared. This is not a series of lectures; there will be discussions, mini-workshops, and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

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Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for AM engineers, AM operators, QA/QC engineers, and other individuals with existing experience in AM who wish to know the route to qualification and certification.

Course Instructors

Opening Address:

—  Dr. Alexander Liu (Director), ASTM International


—  Dr. Alexander Liu, ASTM International

—  Mr. Andy Lu, ASTM International

Program Schedule (Day 01 & 02)

**Click on the “Next” button at the bottom of the table for Day 02’s schedule.

Local TimeProgram
Day 01 (Sep 04)
1000 – 1030
• Registration
• Welcome and introduction
Day 01 (Sep 04)
1030 – 1130
AM Foundations
• Fundamentals of qualification & certification
• Key ingredients
• Overview of qualification & certification framework
• Overarching and foundational controls
Day 01 (Sep 04)
1130 – 1230
Classifications & Consequences
• AM part classification
• Consequences
• Structural integrity
Day 01 (Sep 04)
1230 – 1400
Lunch Break
Day 01 (Sep 04)
1400 – 1500
Requirements & Standards
• Requirements overview
• Importance of standards
• Process mapping with standards
• Regulatory requirements
Day 01 (Sep 04)
1500 – 1730
Route to Qualification & Certification
• Materials and process foundations
• Machine and process qualifications
• IQ / OQ / PQ
• Candidate material qualification
Day 02 (Sep 05)
1000 – 1030
• Recap of Day 1
• Q&A session
Day 02 (Sep 05)
1030 – 1115
Material Properties, Allowable, Material Property Suite
• Material properties
• Material allowable and design values
• Mechanical property measurements
• Engineering equivalence
• Material property suite
Day 02 (Sep 05)
1115 – 1230
Part Production Controls, NDE Considerations, Defects, Managing Supply Chain
• AM part planning & AM part production plan
• Pre-production article
• Qualified AM part process
• NDI considerations & part zoning
• In-situ monitoring & supply chain
Day 02 (Sep 05)
1230 – 1400
Lunch Break
Day 02 (Sep 05)
1400 – 1530
Qualification Testing & Service
• Qualification testing
• Industry perspective on AM qualification
Day 02 (Sep 05)
1530 – 1700
Case Studies, Working Session for Critical Applications

Registration Information

Course Fees

Early-Bird Registration (at/before July 05, 2024) USD 799 per person
Regular Registration (after July 05, 2024) USD 999 per person

Contact Information

Point of Contact:

—  Mr. Andy Lu, ASTM International (alu@astm.org)

For more information, you may also reach out to us at 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.