By: Buffalo Manufacturing Works Team | February 6th, 2019

The ASTM International Additive Manufacturing
Center of Excellence will host its first workshop on Monday, March 25 at the
Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National in Alabama, USA. The
workshop immediately precedes the biannual meeting of ASTM International’s
committee on additive manufacturing technologies (F42).

“There is a critical demand from industry and
others involved in additive manufacturing technologies to understand the entire
value chain as well as how standardization is helping ensure quality and
reliability,” said Dr. Nima Shamsaei, Auburn University. “This workshop helps
meet that need.” 

Specifically, the workshop will focus on key
steps in the value chain, including:

  • Feedstock,
  • Design,
  • Materials and processing,
  • Post-processing,
  • Non-destructive evaluation and inspection,
  • Qualification and structural integrity, and
  • Standardization and certification

The 12 interactive sessions – led by key
experts – will help address the growing needs of key industries such as
aerospace, defense, medical, and auto. Discussions will also address some of
the gaps in standardization and workforce development related to additive
manufacturing technologies. 

“The workshop emphasizes the role and value
of standardized practices in accelerating product qualification and
certification for additive manufacturing,” said Dr. Mohsen Seifi, ASTM
International’s director of global additive manufacturing programs. ”Notably,
participants will learn about the latest standards development activities as
well as the center’s efforts to support targeted R&D projects that help
address those gaps.”  

This event is designed by center of
excellence partners including: Auburn University, manufacturing technology
innovator EWI, NASA, the UK-based Manufacturing Technology Centre, the National
Institute for Aviation Research, and the National Additive Manufacturing
Innovation Cluster (Singapore). Several organizations such as America Makes,
Innovate UK, and CECIMO (Europe) have provided support for this event. The
workshop is also sponsored by LPW/Carpenter Additive, EOS, and SLM

To register for the workshop and for more
details, visit On March 1, registration
increases from $300 ($250 for ASTM International members) to $400 ($350 for
members). For more information, contact event chairs Shamsaei ([email protected]) and Seifi ([email protected]). 

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