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America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC)

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America Makes & ANSI AMSC Overview

Formally launched in March 2016, the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC) is a cross-sector coordinating body whose objective is to accelerate the development of industry-wide additive manufacturing standards and specifications consistent with stakeholder needs and thereby facilitate the growth of the additive manufacturing industry. The AMSC was launched because a number of standards developing organizations are engaged in standards-setting for various aspects of additive manufacturing, prompting the need for coordination to maintain a consistent, harmonized, and non-contradictory set of additive manufacturing standards. The AMSC is not developing standards or specifications. Rather, its purpose is to help drive coordinated standards development activity.

In June 2018, the AMSC published an updated version of its a standardization roadmap for additive manufacturing. The roadmap identifies existing standards and specifications, as well as those in development, assesses gaps, and makes recommendations for priority areas where there is a perceived need for additional standardization. The roadmap is supplemented by a table of standards that are directly or peripherally related to the issues described in the roadmap.

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 Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing
    (Version 2.0, June 2018) (268 pages)

 AMSC Standards Landscape
    (Version 2.0, June 2018) (20 pages)

Sponsoring Organizations

About America Makes

America Makes is the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM), America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership with member organizations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources, we are working together to innovate and accelerate AM to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. Based in Youngstown, Ohio, America Makes is the first Institute within the Manufacturing USA infrastructure and is driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). For more information about America Makes, visit


NCDMM delivers innovative and collaborative manufacturing solutions that enhance our nation’s workforce and economic competitiveness. NCDMM has extensive knowledge and depth in manufacturing areas—both commercial and defense—to continually innovate, improve, and advance manufacturing technologies and methodologies. Our experienced team specializes in identifying the needs, the players, the technologies, and processes to attain optimal solutions for our customers. We connect the dots. That’s the NCDMM methodology. NCDMM also manages the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP), America Makes—the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. For additional information, visit

About ANSI

The The American National Standards Institute is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is made up of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. ANSI represents and serves the diverse interests of more than 270,000 companies and organizations and 30 million professionals worldwide. The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). For more information, visit


The AMSC draws participation from private industry, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), material suppliers, government, academia, standards developing organizations (SDOs), and other interested stakeholders. Participation is open to additive manufacturing stakeholders that have operations in the U.S. Membership in America Makes and ANSI is not a prerequisite and there is no fee to participate at this time.

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Additive Manufacturing Standards

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None scheduled at this time. Most of the AMSC's work is done virtually via working groups.

Document Library

The AMSC Document Library contains documents relating to the work of the collaborative.

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General inquiries can be sent to

Jim McCabe
Senior Director, Standards Facilitation, ANSI
Tel: 212.642.8921

Lucy Yarosh
Program Administrator, Standards Facilitation, ANSI
Tel: 212.642.4996

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