America Makes & ANSI Design for Additive Manufacturing to Co-Host Virtual Event
The meeting is designed to join subject matter experts from industry, government and academia for a discussion to help to lay groundwork for further development of the AMSC Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing.
February 18, 2021
America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have opened registration for a March 31 virtual event on design for additive manufacturing (AM) hosted by the America Makes and ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC). The purpose of the meeting is to bring together subject matter experts from 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 draft agenda will include presentations and panel discussions on standards that have been published or that are in development to fill gaps identified in the roadmap, and potential focus areas for AM standards development based on new technology developments and applications. Advance registration is required.
The AMSC was launched in 2016 as a cross-sector coordinating body whose purpose is to accelerate the development of industry-wide AM standards and specifications consistent with stakeholder needs. Supported by industry, government, academia, and standards developing organizations (SDOs), the AMSC's roadmap describes the current and desired future standardization landscape for AM. The AMSC also tracks 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.
“For five years, ANSI and America Makes have enjoyed a strong partnership through the AMSC initiative, which is aimed at facilitating the development of a consistent, harmonized, and non-contradictory framework of AM standards and specifications,” said ANSI president and CEO S. Joe Bhatia. “The March event presents an opportunity for the broad community of stakeholders to discuss the latest happenings around standards and trends that are driving the market for additive manufacturing,” added Mr. Bhatia.
“This inaugural discussion with standards development organizations and leaders within the AM supply chain will offer a variety of perspectives on the current state and future needs within the AM standards landscape,” said America Makes technology director, Brandon Ribic. “Design is a vital piece of the AM value chain and is key to substantiating the merits of AM processes. We are grateful for everyone's participation and support in this important discussion.”
For more information, contact: Jim McCabe, senior director, standards facilitation, ANSI ([email protected]; 212-642-8921).
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