The ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) is a collaborative partnership bringing together industry, government, and academia. The AM CoE was launched in 2018 to accelerate the adoption of the AM technology by coordinating previously disconnected elements of the AM ecosystem—including standards, research and development (R&D), and education and training.
The Request for Ideas (RFI) is an annual call to the AM community to identify R&D projects that would accelerate AM standards development. After review, selected projects are conducted by the AM CoE partners: Auburn University, EWI, The Manufacturing Technology Centre (mtc), NAMIC, NASA, and WSU-NIAR. Proposing organizations may support both technical and standardization steps of selected projects.