September 19, 2022

ASTM International Supports Four New Research to Standards Projects for Additive Manufacturing

ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) announced its fifth year of funded research projects to accelerate standards development for additive manufacturing (AM). This investment, which includes additional in-kind contributions from the partners, will support the CoE’s Research to Standards (R2S) initiative in acceleration of AM standardization and industrial adoption.

“We are excited to continue supporting the launch of these new projects, to further support closing standardization gaps for the AM industry,” said Dr. Mohsen Seifi, ASTM International’s Vice President of Global Advanced Manufacturing Programs. “Similar to previous years, ASTM membership community actively and overwhelmingly responded to this project call by submitting a wide range of impactful ideas that can address critical needs of the industry.” 

Over 60 ideas for projects were submitted by ASTM International members for consideration. A review process was conducted by a panel of experts from the ASTM committee on additive manufacturing (F42) executive group on research and innovation (F42.90.05), resulting in the selection of four high-impact projects.
The project teams will conduct research on the following topics:

  • Auburn University will develop a standardized procedure and coupon geometry to assess residual stresses for different materials and processing parameters.
  • EWI will develop a standard for the measurement and characterization of grain size in AM materials which will establish robust method to accurately quantify the spatial distribution of microstructure orientation and phase.
  • The UK-based Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) will develop a standard for the nondestructive examination of polymeric and nonmetallic AM parts to detect and identify relevant flaws specific to the process methods suitable for such materials.
  • NAMIC, Singapore’s National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster, and Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC) will develop a standard method for segmentation and analysis of the X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT) data which will enable XCT-based measurements to be comparable between different operators, labs and equipment.

Each of these projects will address one or more standardization gaps listed in the AMSC (Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative) roadmap published by ANSI and America Makes.

AM CoE Contact: Tessa Sulkes, tel+1.610.832.9677;

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

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