October 27, 2021

Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Announces Second Call for Projects

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

Responding to interest from the industry, the AM CoE developed the CFP program in 2020 to allow non-AM CoE members to receive support for research towards standards development. This RFP is a complementary program to the AM CoE Request for Ideas (RFI), which funds projects by AM CoE partners from the pool of submitted ideas from ASTM membership. Both the CFP and RFI focus on closing standardization gaps, including those identified in the AMSC roadmap.  

“We are thrilled to unveil our second Call for Projects,” says Mohsen Seifi, Ph.D., ASTM International’s director of global additive manufacturing programs. “The AM CoE team is excited to continue supporting AM users and developers that participate in the Research to Standards (R2S) initiative, and further accelerate AM standardization.”

Several themes for AM research and development topics are highlighted in the CFP, including:

  • Design (DfAM) and Data (acquisition, analysis, management, sharing, machine learning and AI, etc.);
  • Feedstock (characterization, reuse, handling, storage, etc.);
  • AM processes and post-processing (interruptions, in-situ monitoring, support removal, finishing, etc.);
  • Testing (rapid, alternate, or novel test methods for AM); and
  • Inspection, certification, and qualification

Interested participants should register here for an upcoming informational webinar to be held Dec. 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. EST. 

Full details on this CFP can be found at www.amcoe.org/project-calls/call-for-projects-2021

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 by leveraging training programs, standardization, and certification-related offerings. For more on the AM CoE, visit www.amcoe.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.