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.
Under the leadership of the R&D team, the AM CoE partners plan and conduct coordinated R&D projects, prioritized annually and targeted to expedite the AM standards needed to address the most critical gaps in the AM ecosystem.
How it works
Current R&D Progress and Achievements
With input from government agencies, regulators, and subcommittee chairs within ASTM International’s Committee on Additive Manufacturing Technologies (F42), the partners have identified, evaluated, and prioritized a critical set of topics that are forming the foundation of an R&D roadmap. The roadmap will help facilitate the development of high-value standards with quality characteristics that will ensure they are immediately beneficial to the AM.
Standards will be technically accurate
Standards will be high-impact and relevant to stakeholder needs
Standards will be consistent, non-contradictory, and non-overlapping
Standards will fill gaps, not duplicate existing efforts
Where possible, existing standards will be used as a foundation and built on to address the needs of AM
Standards will target common production challenges to allow industry to take advantage of the opportunities of AM
The R&D team also welcomes suggestions for additional AM research topics.
The AM CoE’s first round of R&D projects, covering five focus areas, were announced in October 2018.