October 15, 2020

Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Announces Call for Projects

Today, ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) announced a new Call for Projects (CFP) that will allow non-AM CoE partners to participate in a Research to Standardization initiative to further accelerate standards development for additive manufacturing (AM). 

To date, the AM CoE has supported 22 R&D projects under a Request for Ideas (RFI) process which allows ASTM International technical committee members to submit standardization ideas, with projects then completed by AM CoE partner organizations. Due to an increased interest from the AM industry, the center expanded project calls with this new CFP allowing non-AM CoE partners to receive support for projects that support closing AM standardization gaps.

“We are thrilled to unveil this new CFP funding mechanism,” says Mohsen Seifi, Ph.D., ASTM International’s director of global additive manufacturing programs. “This new mechanism will create stronger collaborative relationships between ASTM International, its AM CoE partners, and global stakeholders in additive manufacturing, empowering the industry to address critical standardization needs. The CFP is aiming to focus on closing standardization gaps including the ones that have been identified in the AMSC roadmap.”

  • Several themes for AM research and development topics are highlighted in this CFP, including:
  • Design and data management,
  • Feedstock handling and management,
  • Processing,
  • Post-processing,
  • Testing, and qualification.

Letters of Intent are due by Oct. 28, 2020, in order to participate in an informational webinar to be held on Nov. 2nd at 10 a.m. EST. Further details on this CFP can be found at https://amcoe.org/project-calls/call-for-projects-2020

Formed in 2018, the AM CoE is a collaborative partnership among ASTM International and representatives from industry, governments, and academia, that conduct strategic R&D to advance standards across all aspects of AM technologies. The center aims to accelerate the development and adoption of robust, game-changing technologies. For more on the AM CoE, visit www.amcoe.org

AM CoE Contact: Tessa Sulkes, tel+1.610.832.9677; tsulkes@astm.org 

Release #11108


October 15, 2020

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.