ASTM International Unveils Additive Manufacturing Operator Certification Program

May 5, 2022

Today, ASTM International announced the Powder Bed Fusion – Laser Beam (PBF-LB) Machine Operator Certification program developed by the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE). This certification provides a benchmark for assessing reliable and competent operations of metal PBF-LB machines.

Built on the joint ISO/ASTM standard for qualifying machine operators of laser metal PBF machines and equipment (ISO/ASTM 52942:2020), the new certification provides operators in compliance with the standard a stamp of approval.

The ASTM certification consists of both theoretical and practical assessments to evaluate the knowledge of the PBF-LB operator.

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