ASTM Request for Ideas

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.

Join the AM CoE for an informational webinar on this Request for Ideas on Tuesday, April 27 at 10:00 am EDT. Register for this free event here.

As we near the launch of the fourth round of projects, we are again opening the request for ideas. ​​​​All ideas will be evaluated based on a set of criteria, including:

  • Narrow scope of work, that can be completed in 6-9 months
  • Focused on high-priority AM standardization gaps (identified by ASTM committee members and the AMSC roadmap)
  • Alignment with mature technologies that have been demonstrated in a relevant environment (TRL 6+)
  • Level of interest from AM stakeholders

We encourage you to submit multiple project ideas. After you submit an idea, the page will refresh to begin a new submission.

To learn more about the AM CoE R&D efforts, view the recently published AM CoE R&D Roadmap and the current R&D Projects. If you have questions, you may also contact the AM CoE at amcoe-research@astm.org.

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