America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have announced the second face-to-face meeting of the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC) to be held 26 September 2016 in Youngstown, Ohio.

The purpose of the meeting will be to review and discuss a first draft of the AMSC Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing now in development within the AMSC and targeted for release no later than one week prior to the meeting.

For the past few months, AMSC working groups have been holding virtual, bi-weekly meetings to identify existing standards and specifications, as well as those in development, assess gaps, and make recommendations for priority areas. The working groups cover a range of topics related to AM including design, process, and materials (precursor materials, process control, post-processing, and finished material properties), qualification and certification, non-destructive evaluation, and maintenance.

AM growth

The AMSC intends the roadmap to facilitate a more coherent and coordinated approach to the future development of standards and specifications for AM and, ultimately, contribute to the growth of the AM industry. The group is aiming to publish the roadmap before the end of 2016.

Participation in the AMSC and the September meeting is open to AM stakeholders that have operations in the United States. Newcomers are welcome, and membership in America Makes and/or ANSI is not required. Participation is open to representatives from private industry, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), material suppliers, government agencies, academia, standards developing organizations (SDOs), and other interested stakeholders.

Advance registration is required for both in-person (US$30) and remote participation. Go here to register.

This story is reprinted from material from America Makes, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.