The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced today its participation in a December 10 America Makes mini technical review and exchange (TRX) on additive manufacturing. The event featured an overview of the America Makes and ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC) and a moderated discussion of trends and activity responsive to the recommendations contained in the AMSC’s Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing (version 2.0, June 2018). America Makes has made a recording of the event available.
The AMSC was launched in 2016 as a cross-sector coordinating body whose purpose is to accelerate the development of industry-wide additive manufacturing standards and specifications consistent with stakeholder needs. Supported by industry, government, academia, and standards developing organizations (SDOs), the collaborative has produced two version of a roadmap describing the current and desired future standardization landscape for additive manufacturing. The AMSC also has created an online tracker to capture ongoing work by SDOs and research and development organizations to address the gaps identified in the roadmap. The goal is to drive coordinated standards development activity that will help to grow the additive manufacturing industry.
Participating in the December 10 event from ANSI was Jim McCabe, senior director, standards facilitation, and staff lead for the AMSC initiative. A panel discussion on process control to enable qualification included the following speakers:
Brandon Ribic, Ph.D., technology director at America Makes emceed the event which also included presentations on the following work: