The AM CoE partnership supports activities in 8 locations worldwide, directly involving about 100 global experts. While all the partners work collaboratively, each has a primary role, based on demonstrated capabilities and expertise. 

 

 

Founding Partners

In late 2017, ASTM International began seeking key strategic partners to help launch the AM CoE. Through an RFP process conducted in early 2018, four organizations were selected as founding partners.  

 
(Global)

(Global)

Serves as a facilitator of R&D, standards development, enabling qualification, and certification

  • Standards development

  • Education and training

  • Certification

  • Proficiency testing

 
(Alabama)

(Alabama)

Performs AM R&D and develops education and training resources and tools.

Design for AM

  • Design for different applications

Feedstock Materials

  • Metal AM powder

AM Processes

  • 3X EOS M290 machines

  • Renishaw AM250

  • TRUMPF TruPrint 3000

  • Optomec LENS 750

AM Post Processing

  • Heat treatment development

  • Surface characterization and modifications

AM Characterization & Qualification

  • Powder characterization:

  • FT4 powder rheometer 

  • Materials testing:

  • Static properties 

  • Fatigue; several uniaxial and  multiaxial test frames

  • Force-controlled and strain-controlled testing

  • High temperature testing capabilities 

  • Microstructural characterization:

  • Keyence VHX-6000 optical microscope

  • Scanning electron microscope (SEM)

  • Electron back scatter diffraction (EBSD)

Crosscutting

  • AM R&D 

  • Education and training development and tools

 
(Ohio, Colorado, New York)

(Ohio, Colorado, New York)

Bringing together AM industry leaders, via consortia, and working with them to identify challenges, advance groundbreaking standards, and drive innovation in AM, leveraging its proven track record of developing, testing, and implementing advanced manufacturing technologies

Design for AM 

  • Processes, materials, and machines

Feedstock Materials

  • Powder production/modification

  • Metal AM

AM Processes

  • Materials processing/development

  • Process monitoring/metrology (e.g., in-process sensing, quality control, and automation)

  • Powder bed fusion processes

  • Directed energy deposition processes

  • Solid state AM processes

AM Characterization

  • Powder characterization

  • Materials testing

AM Post Processing

  • NDT/NDE, including UT, EC, X-Ray CT

  • Heat treatment development

Crosscutting

  • Computational modeling and data analytics

  • Material/property database development

  • Qualification, certification, and design allowable generation

 
(United Kingdom)

(United Kingdom)

Fills industry gaps in AM standardization and bridges the gap between academia and industry by supporting R&D and training

 

Design for AM

  • Benchmarking a full suite of design for manufacture and assembly packages

Feedstock Materials

  • Powder management

  • Powder recovery

  • Feedstock testing

AM Processes

  • Process simulation

  • Melt process

AM Characterization

  • Metals, polymeric, and ceramic AM equipment

AM Post Processing

  • Post processing (heat treatment, HIP, automated finishing)

  • AM part cleaning

  • Part inspection (in-process and ex-situ NDT and metrology)

  • Heat treatment development

Crosscutting

  • Property databases

  • AM data management and Informatics

  • Pilot production and simulation

 
(Alabama, Washington, D.C.)

(Alabama, Washington, D.C.)

Provides expertise in conducting R&D for standards in the aerospace and aviation fields

AM Characterization 

  • Static properties

AM Processes

  • Process qualification

 

Strategic Partners

Identified and selected by the management team, a limited number of strategic partners will bring specific material, industry sector, or regional expertise to the AM CoE. Two such partners were added in late 2018. 

 
(Singapore)

(Singapore)

Coordinate R&D and related activities for the Asia-Pacific region

AM Processes

  • Fused Depositing Modeling (FDM)

  • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

  • Stereo Lithography Apparatus (SLA)

  • Electron Beam Melting (EBM)

  • Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

  • Jetting (Materials/Binder)

 
Kansas

Kansas

Lead efforts to qualify additively-manufactured materials and to further strengthen relationships with key aerospace regulators worldwide

Feedstock Materials

  • Non-metallic AM testing

  • Materials for simple prototypes to high strength and high temperature parts

AM Processes

  • Big Area AM (BAAM)

  • Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printers from consumer grade to industrial grade qualities

  • Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) 

  • PolyJet Printer for high resolution and smooth surface quality

AM Characterization

  • Fatigue of additively manufactured parts

Crosscutting

  • Qualification of AM materials

  • Statistics of AM materials

  • Full color 3D printing

 

Program Partners

The AM CoE also plans to partner organizations that can uniquely support one or more of its programs, such as R&D projects, workforce training, certificate programs, or other significant offering. These partners would also be identified and selected by the management team.