Additive Manufacturing Projects

THE AM COE HAS LAUNCHED OVER 30 PROJECTS TO ACCELERATE AM STANDARDIZATION

ROADMAP FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Led by AM CoE's partners and R2S Collaborators, R&D projects are designed to address high priority gaps identified by the ASTM members, as well as those identified by the Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC) roadmap.

Round 4 Projects

Round 3 Projects

  • 2001

    Lattice Compression Specimen (Auburn Univ.)

    Research mechanical testing issues in additive manufacturing to better understand the relationships between the properties of test specimens and the performance of parts.

  • 2002

    Common Data Exchange Format (CDEF) for Powder Characterization (EWI)

    Partner Lead EWI Principal Investigator Luke Mohr Challenge Data sharing is imperative for developing a robust additive manufacturing (AM) data ecosystem. As AM technology has been developed in the digital...

  • 2003

    Metal Powder Recycling (MTC)

    Partner Lead The Manufacturing Technology Centre (mtc) Principal Investigator Steven Hall Challenge At present, AM users are using a wide range of strategies to recycle, re-use, and revert powder feedstock...

  • 2004

    Polymer Powder Recycling (MTC)

    Partner Lead The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) Principal Investigator Edward Cant Challenge In powder bed additive manufacturing (AM) any powder that is not melted or bound has the potential to...

  • 2005

    Miniature Tensile Specimen (NAMIC)

    Partner Lead NAMIC Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology Principal Investigator Ten Jyi Sheuan Jason Challenge In powder bed AM technologies such as laser powder bed fusion (LB-PBF), witness coupons are...

  • 2006

    Specification for Maraging Steels (NAMIC)

    Partner Lead NAMIC Singapore University of Technology and Design Principal Investigator David Rosen Challenge Maraging steels offer high strength and high toughness without losing ductility, good weldability, and dimensional stability...

  • 2007

    Volume Traceability with XCT (NAMIC)

    Partner Lead NAMIC National Metrology Center (NMC), A*Star Principal Investigator Yu Sheng Kai Challenge X-ray computed tomography (XCT) is a prominent method for NDT of AM components for providing detailed...

  • 2008

    Thermal tolerance Test for LB-PBF Process Parameters (NASA/Auburn Univ.)

    Partner Lead NASA Auburn University Principal Investigator Doug Wells (NASA) Nima Shamsaei (AU) Challenge In qualification of L-PBF processes, there is a need to demonstrate the tolerance of a parameter...

  • 2009

    Condition-Defined Maintenance and Calibration Cycles for LB-PBF Optical Systems

    Lead Organization Fraunhofer ILT Principal Investigator Niklas Praetzsch Challenge Due to the high cost of system or component failure in LB-PBF processes, maintenance and calibration cycles are typically very conservative....

  • 2010

    Measurement of Moisture Content in AM Feedstock (NRC Canada)

    Lead Organization National Research Council, Canada Principal Investigator Louis-Philippe Lefebvre Challenge Despite AM powder feedstocks being generally produced and handled under controlled conditions, moisture cannot always be completely avoided and...

Round 2 Projects

  • 1901

    Rapid Quality Inspection Specimen (Auburn Univ.)

    Partner Lead Auburn Univ. Principal Investigator Nima Shamsaei Challenge Undesired variations within the LB-PBF can adversely affect the final part quality. Detecting such variations is challenging, costly and time consuming....

  • 1902

    Data Pedigree (EWI)

    Partner Lead EWI Principal Investigator Luke Mohr Challenge Relatively recent developments, such as digital data acquisition, automation, data analysis, and data sharing have the potential to exponentially accelerate the AM...

  • 1903

    AM Powder Spreadability (MTC)

    Partner Lead EWI Principal Investigator Luke Mohr Challenge Relatively recent developments, such as digital data acquisition, automation, data analysis, and data sharing have the potential to exponentially accelerate the AM...

  • 1904

    Design Guide for Post-Processing (MTC)

    Partner Lead MTC Challenge From a designer’s perspective, there is information about methods that can be used to post-process AM components but no guidance on when, why and how to...

  • 1905

    Design Guide for AM Post-Processing

    Partner Lead NAMIC Principal Investigator Farhan Khan Challenge Every manufacturing process has special strengths and weaknesses which are well-known in the sector of traditional production processes. However, users are not...

  • 1906

    In-Process Monitoring (NAMIC)

    Partner Lead NAMIC Principal Investigator Tran Anh Tuan Challenge While in-process monitoring systems are being developed to inspect quality of 3D-printed parts. There is yet a well-established analysis method that...

  • 1907

    LB-PBF Process Qualification (NASA/Auburn University)

    Partner Lead NASA Principal Investigators Doug Wells (NASA) Nima Shamsaei (Auburn) Challenge Lack of minimum requirements for the qualification of L-PBF machines and processes. Impact (Standardization Gaps) Work Item: WK65937...

  • 1908

    Polymer AM Design Value Tests (NIAR)

    Partner Lead NIAR Principal Investigator Christopher Holshouser Challenge Gaps in static property testing is being addressed but there still remain questions and concerns around being able to consistently generate design...

  • 1909

    Dynamic Testing of Polymer AM (NIAR)

    Partner Lead NIAR Principal Investigator Christopher Holshouser Challenge Static property test methods commonly used in the thermoplastics industry do not apply to specimens produced using AM.  The lack of AM...

Round 1 Projects

  • 1801

    Metallic AM Testing (Auburn Univ.)

    Research mechanical testing issues in additive manufacturing to better understand the relationships between the properties of test specimens and the performance of parts.

  • 1802

    Post-Processing (EWI)

    Research mechanical testing issues in additive manufacturing to better understand the relationships between the properties of test specimens and the performance of parts.

  • 1803

    Powder Feedstock (MTC)

    Principal Investigator Steven Hall Partner Lead MTC Challenge Attention has been paid to the powder test methods required to measure the key powder properties to assess powders, however there are...

  • 1804

    LB-PBF Process Qualification (NASA/Auburn Univ.)

    Partner Lead NASA Principal Investigators Doug Wells (NASA) Nima Shamsaei (Auburn) Challenge Lack of minimum requirements for the qualification of L-PBF machines and processes. Objective Develop consensus within the ASTM...

  • 1805

    Non-Metallic AM Testing (WSU-NIAR)

    Partner Lead NASA Principal Investigators Doug Wells (NASA) Nima Shamsaei (Auburn) Challenge Lack of minimum requirements for the qualification of L-PBF machines and processes. Objective Develop consensus within the ASTM...

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.

BY THE NUMBERS

combined in-kind, government agency, and ASTM investment
$10M+
projects initiated that will address AM standardization gaps
30+

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.