America Makes publishes new standardization roadmap

America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have published version 2.0 of its Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing. The roadmap is a product of the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC), a group formed to help develop industry-wide additive manufacturing (AM) standards and specifications.

The new roadmap describes the current AM standardization landscape and identifies 93 gaps – 18 of them high priority – where no published standard or specification currently exists to address a particular industry need. In 65 of those gaps, additional pre-standardization research and development (R&D) needs are identified. Updates are provided on progress against gaps identified in the earlier version of the roadmap, with many gaps having been substantially revised.

The document covers the life cycle of an AM part, from initial design, to materials and process selection, production, post-processing, finished material properties, testing, qualification, and maintenance.

‘We are extraordinarily pleased at the AMSC’s continued progress to define a coherent set of additive manufacturing standards and specifications that will benefit the industry,’ said Rob Gorham, executive director of America Makes.

The roadmap is supplemented by the AMSC Standards Landscape, a listing of standards related to the issues described in the roadmap. Both documents and additional information are available on the AMSC website.

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.

 

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