March 08, 2023

ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Announces New Members of Key Consortium

ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) has announced additional members to its Consortium for Materials Data and Standardization (CMDS) program.

The new members joining the 21 founding members announced last year include:

  • ASTRO Mechanical Testing Laboratory
  • DSH Technologies
  • Dyndrite Corporation
  • Elnik Systems
  • Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group (MTDG)
  • Plastometrex
  • Sandvik Additive Manufacturing
  • SLM Solutions Group AG
  • Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM)

Members now also participate in multiple active workstreams. Two of these are “Process” workstreams, one focused on laser powder bed fusion (PBF-LB) and the other focused on binder jetting (BJT). These workstreams focus on defining and executing projects to generate high-pedigree AM materials data of interest.

CMDS has also recently launched its “Data” workstream, which supports the Process workstreams by bringing a core team of experts together to create solutions that maximize efficiency of the data workflows, from acquisition to management to analytics and learning. This work will lead to data standards needed to realize the full value of the digital thread throughout the AM value stream.

As the CMDS program continues to grow, member recruitment is now branching out from the initial focus on aerospace and defense to add members from energy, oil and gas, transportation and medical industries. Each year, under the direction of the members and in coordination with key agencies, the CMDS will select materials and application specific properties (e.g., static, cyclic, thermal) of interest, conducting various projects that ultimately support the development of standards.

While members retain exclusive use of the full datasets to support their business, the knowledge gained will maximize AM adoption, inform new AM standards and specifications, and drive consistency through data across the industry.

As part of the growth and expansion of the consortium, Rick Huff, who currently serves as Additive Manufacturing Business Development Manager, will be promoted to director of industry consortium and partnerships.

To learn more or to join the membership visit and view the YouTube video here.

Media Inquiries: Dan Bergels, tel +1.610.832.9602;
ASTM CMDS Contact: Richard Huff, tel +1.202.948.4919;      

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.