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1st ASTM Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Workshop

  • Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa Opelika, AL (map)

About the Workshop


Registration is limited to 150 250 participants.

To ensure the accelerated and successful adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) across a variety of industry sectors, those involved in AM technologies need a holistic understanding of the entire AM process and how they can benefit from standardized practices to ensure quality and reliability.

This one-day workshop will offer participants a unique and comprehensive snapshot of the entire AM value chain, including powder, design, processing, postprocessing, non- destructive inspection, qualification, and certification. The workshop will also address gaps in standardization and workforce development for AM technologies and how the newly formed AM Center of Excellence is employing a combined approach of R&D and targeted standards development.


Who Should Attend

The workshop is open to all professionals in the AM community who want to learn about the latest AM standardized practices, including industry representatives (aerospace, medical, automotive, and defense), academics, and government agencies.

Why You Should Attend

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn from and engage with leading experts in the AM technology field. Each of the 12 interactive sessions is designed with industry needs in mind and will illustrate the role and value of standards to achieving accelerated product qualification and certification for AM.

You will also learn about the most current standardization activities occurring within the AM technology space, as well as the unique role of the ASTM AM CoE in transitioning targeted AM R&D projects into standards, workforce education and training.


Earn Program Credit

This workshop is the first offering of the ASTM AM CoE’s new Education & Workforce Development (E&WD) Program, which will provide training opportunities for various levels of the AM workforce. This workshop will build towards a comprehensive, longer term Training Certificate endorsed by the ASTM AM CoE.

Each participant in this first workshop will receive a Verification of Completion that may be applied as credit toward earning a Training Certificate through the new E&WD program, which will be aligned with the principles outlined in ASTM E2659 (Standard Practice for Certificate Programs).


Session Topics

The sessions are designed to offer participants insight into every step in the AM value chain and product qualification process.


7:45 a.m. Welcome


8 a.m. Powder Characterization

Steven Hall, The MTC

8:45 a.m. Powder Specification

Nick Weeks, LPW/Carpenter Additive

10:15 a.m. Break

Design for AM

10:30 a.m. Design for AM

David Rosen, Georgia Tech University/ SUTD

Materials & Processing

11:15 a.m. Materials & Process Development

Frank Medina, EWI/UTEP

11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Process Qualification

Doug Wells, NASA

Post Processing

1:30 p.m. Post Processing

Alex Kitt, EWI

2 p.m. Non-Destructive Evaluation & Inspection

Steve James, Aerojet Rocketdyne Retiree

2:45 p.m. Break

Qualification & Structural Integrity

3 p.m. Mechanical Characterization of AM Metallic Materials

Nima Shamsaei, Auburn University

3:45 p.m. Mechanical Characterization of AM Non-Metallic Materials

Rachael Andrulonis, NIAR

4:15 p.m. Break

Standardization & Certification

4:30 p.m. AM Standardization

John Slotwinski, John Hopkins University

5 p.m. Aerospace Certification

Michael Gorelik, FAA

5:30 p.m. Medical Certification

Matthew DiPrima, FDA

6 p.m. End of Program
6:30 p.m. Social Networking

How to Register

Early registration rate (before March 1, 2019)

$250 for ASTM Members

$300 for Non-Members

Regular registration rate (after March 1, 2019)

$350 for ASTM Members

$400 for Non-Members

Additional registration details, an overview of the workshop agenda, and a list of presenters may be found at

Download Information Packet

*Limited sponsorship opportunity available. For more information, please contact Dr. Mohsen Seifi at


For additional information on this workshop please contact:

Nima Shamsaei 
Auburn University
Tel: 334-844-4839

Mohsen Seifi
ASTM International
Tel: 202-904-2834

Hotel Information

The Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort and Spa at Grand National

Start date: 3/24/19

End date: 3/29/19

Last day to book: 2/25/19

Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National (129.00 USD per night)

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Hotel address: 3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail, Opelika, AL 36801

Directions from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport

  • Follow I-85 S to Interstate Dr in Opelika (94 miles).

  • Take exit 58 from I85 S toward US-280 W/Opelika

  • Follow Gateway Dr and US-280 W/U.S. Hwy 280 W to Grand National Pkwy (4.3 miles)

  • Turn right onto Grand National Pkwy

  • Follow Grand National Pkwy (2.6 miles) to Robert Trent Jones Trail

  • Turn right onto Robert Trent Jones Trail (.2 miles)

  • At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Robert Trent Jones Trail (.5 miles)

  • At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Robert Trent Jones Trail (.3 miles)

  • At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit and stay on Robert Trent Jones Trail (.3 miles)

  • Turn left into Marriott at Grand National Driveway