August 27, 2020

Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence to Host Virtual Workshop, Debuts Second Annual Report

Today, ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) debuted its second annual report, which highlights the robust portfolio of AM projects to accelerate research to standards, expansion of global team members and key partners, and much more. The center also announced the 4th Snapshot Workshop on AM Industrialization and Automation, to be held virtually, Sept. 11, 2020.

The AM CoE annual report, available here, features the broad series of accomplishments from the past year, including the development of important certificate courses, a series of technical workshops, creation of an international conference, addition of new AM staff, in-kind investments, and much more. The report also outlines the new AM guide to support COVID-19 supply chains. 

“Together, the AM CoE and its partners supported the advancement of AM technology through investments in new R&D projects, existing infrastructures, development of new educational offerings/partnerships, expansion of the AM team, and the growth of the center’s global footprint,” says Mohsen Seifi, Ph.D., ASTM International’s director of global additive manufacturing programs. “The hard work and dedication of the center’s team are highlighted in this comprehensive report.”

Seifi notes that over the last year, the AM CoE has emphasized its commitment to empowering manufacturing innovation and accelerating the use and capabilities of evolving technologies. As the center moves into its third year, staff and partners will work to meet ambitious goals through expansion of the research and development portfolio, ongoing development of educational offerings, high-level partnerships across the industry, and increased stakeholder engagement such as workshops and conferences.

The upcoming one-day virtual workshop presented by the AM CoE covers key topics that drive AM industrialization and automation and current practices applied by major organizations implementing AM, including:

  • Advanced materials,
  • Multi-laser processing,
  • In-situ process monitoring and control,
  • Process simulation,
  • AM automation, and
  • Industry 4.0 (AM data management, machine learning)

Workshop attendees will have a unique opportunity to learn directly from industry experts and leaders. Participants will earn a Verification of Completion Certificate from the AM CoE. For more information, or to register for the workshop, click here

Additionally, the center recently hosted its second advisory board meeting. The group met to discuss the ASTM International and AM CoE response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to identify gaps and next steps in supporting the additive manufacturing community during the crisis and beyond.

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

AM CoE Contact: Tessa Sulkes, tel+1.610.832.9677; 

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August 27, 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.