September 14, 2021

Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Issues Annual Report and Significant Research to Standards Development

Today, ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) issued its third annual report, which highlights the organization’s ever-expanding research to standards portfolio, continued industry partnerships, growing list of workforce development resources, and more.

The AM CoE annual report, available here, features a summary of organizational accomplishments from the past year. Most notably from 2020 to 2021, the AM CoE built a robust portfolio of 12 new additive manufacturing research to standards projects, including several in progress that will address more than 17 standard gaps and impact 14 existing and new standards. The report also outlines the organization’s other major endeavors, including new industry collaborations, a pilot quality certification program, and a successful annual conference, its largest event to date.

“Last year, we continued to advance our partnerships, building new programs by growing our infrastructure and expertise, strengthening our global collaboration, and expanding our activities,” said Mohsen Seifi, Ph.D., ASTM International’s director of global additive manufacturing programs. “This report captures the many accomplishments of the AM CoE and will continue to serve as a guide to feature our progress.” 

According to Seifi, as the AM CoE moves into its fourth year, it will continue to set ambitious goals for continued expansion of its research and development portfolio, further involvement in government-funded activities, development of new trainings, qualification, and certification programs, and improved and increased communication strategies to further disseminate its mission of additive manufacturing industrialization and increase engagement globally.

For more on the work of the AM CoE, including training, research and development, standards activities, news and events, and more, visit

AM CoE Media Contact: Tessa Sulkes, tel +1.610.832.9677; 

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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.