Research and Development

Roadmap and Strategic Guidance

The Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence frequently communicates its activities as well as challenges and trends in the AM industry through roadmaps, strategic guidance, and landscape analysis reports.

The available reports are published below and provide valuable insights to AM industry stakeholders.

Strategic Guidance

The AM CoE organizes targeted workshops to allow experts to discuss the needs of the AM community. These workshops gather perspectives, recent achievements, and current challenges from industry, academia, and government. They also provide a forum for experts in the AM community to discuss standards gaps and potential solutions.

Findings from these events are published by ASTM AM CoE as roadmaps and strategic guides to align community activities around standards. To be notified about opportunities to participate and be the first to read our strategic guidance.

Advanced Technologies for Digitalization of Construction Industry Roadmap

ASTM International has developed a roadmap on digitalization of the construction industry as part of the NIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology Roadmap (MFGTech) Program. The roadmap identifies key technical challenges that, if solved, would encourage industry collaboration and transformative technology development to advance digitalization of the construction industry.

The roadmap focuses on eight advanced technologies with the potential to benefit the construction sector: additive manufacturing, robotics and automation, big data, internet of things, artificial intelligence, simulation, augmented reality, and cybersecurity.

Mansour, Stephan; Huff, Richard; and Seifi, Mohsen. 2023. “Advanced Technologies for Digitalization of Construction Industry Roadmap,” October.

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Additive Manufacturing In-Situ Monitoring Technology Readiness

The In-Situ Monitoring (ISM) report results from the second specialty workshop organized by ASTM AM CoE. The workshop, conducted in collaboration with The National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and America Makes, aimed to explore the state-of-the-art monitoring technologies that facilitate rapid and cost-effective qualification and certification of additive manufacturing (AM) parts in a production environment.

The workshop brought together representatives from government agencies, research organizations, industry, and academia to discuss key topics such as approaches to AM quality assurance using in-situ methods, integration of ISM systems in AM production, and correlation of ISM data to AM material characteristics and traditional ex-situ inspection techniques.

Citation: Jamshid, Mahdi; Kottman, Michael, Snodderly, Kirstie; Williams, Jacob; and Seifi, Mohsen “Strategic Guide: Additive Manufacturing In-Situ Monitoring Technology Readiness.” 2023, June.

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Additive Manufacturing Data Management and Schema 

The AM CoE, in collaboration with America Makes, has published the Strategic Guide for Additive Manufacturing Data Management and Schema. Based on the input from workshop participants, this guide provides insights on the challenges and gaps, and details proposed solutions and action plans for improving data management and use in additive manufacturing.

Jamshid, Mahdi; Kitt, Alexander; Ribic, Brandon; and Seifi, Mohsen “Strategic Guide for Additive Manufacturing Data Management and Schema.” 2020, January.

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ASEAN Additive Manufacturing Standards Strategic Guidance Document

As one of the world’s fastest growing regions, Southeast Asia is primed to take advantage of new technologies to continue its economic and human development. As new manufacturing techniques like AM continue to rapidly evolve, the potential benefits for the countries of Southeast Asia, from higher tech jobs and more resilient supply chains to improved health and cheaper, safer manufacturing, could be immeasurable. To facilitate the adoption of AM technologies in the region, this report, produced by ASTM International – a leading developer of AM technical standards – with support from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, provides key strategic and technical guidance for the adoption of AM standards for ASEAN member states. The findings and recommendations contained in this report draw from interviews with AM standards experts and thought leaders in the AM industry from countries such as US, Singapore, Australia, Japan, UK, Norway, and Sweden, and include a comprehensive review of current and pending standards specific and related to AM technologies.

Huff, Richard; Liu, Alexander; Seifi, Mohsen; et. al “ASEAN Additive Manufacturing Standards Strategic Guidance.” 2021, October.

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Strategic Roadmap for Research and Development

The R&D roadmap communicates the current progress and goals of the AM CoE R&D program with the AM community. The roadmap outlines the future of AM R&D for standardization and the framework that keeps these efforts aligned with standards development.

This roadmap provides valuable insights to industry stakeholders and AM experts. Download the Roadmap to read more about how the AM CoE plans to continue supporting the AM community through focused research and development.

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Landscape Analysis Reports

The AM CoE is constantly gathering information and identifying trends about the additive manufacturing industry, research, and standards.  From time to time, this information will be published as a landscape analysis to provide context to the community and maintain congruity between standards development efforts and the AM community at large.

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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.