America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced today the release of a report of the March 31st virtual event on design for additive manufacturing hosted by the America Makes and ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC). The meeting brought together subject matter experts representing standards developing organizations (SDOs), industry, government, and academia for a discussion that will help to lay the groundwork for further development/refinement of the AMSC Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing, last published in June 2018.
The agenda for the virtual event included two sessions. The first session featured presentations on activity to develop industry standards and guidelines in ASTM F42/ISO TC 261, NIST, ASME, MMPDS, and CMH-17, followed by a question and answer period. The second session was a panel discussion on design for AM considerations, with industry and government experts from the aerospace, defense, and medical communities.
The AMSC is a cross-sector coordinating body whose purpose is to accelerate the development of industry-wide additive manufacturing standards and specifications consistent with stakeholder needs. The AMSC roadmap describes the current standardization landscape for additive manufacturing and the desired future landscape. The meeting was part of the AMSC’s efforts to track progress by SDOs and others 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.
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