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March 14-16, 2017 

America Makes and ANSI Release Preliminary Final Draft of Additive Manufacturing

America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have released for public review and comment a preliminary final draft of the AMSC Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing (Version 1.0)being developed by the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative(AMSC). Final publication of the document is targeted for February 2017.

This request specifically invites comments that represent critical revisions and/or needed clarifications on what is presented in the document. While all comments are welcome, the AMSC reserves the right to hold disposition of comments in reserve for a future iteration of the document if they cannot be addressed within the time available. This might include, for example, comments on the document’s organization, or issues not addressed. Comments on the draft roadmap may be submitted to amsc@ansi.org by January 11, 2017. Use of a comment form is required to better manage and collate comments.

The draft roadmap and related materials may be downloaded as follows:


Formally launched in March 2016, the AMSC was established to coordinate and accelerate the development of industry-wide additive manufacturing standards and specifications consistent with stakeholder needs and thereby facilitate the growth of the additive manufacturing industry. The stakeholders include industry, academia, standards developing organizations, and the federal government. The group is not developing standards; rather, the aim of the draft roadmap is to identify standards needed and foster a more coherent and coordinated approach to standards development for additive manufacturing.

Since the initial organizing meeting at the end of March, AMSC working groups have convened bi-weekly virtual meetings to catalogue existing standards and standards in development, perform a gap analysis on the need for new or revised standards, and draft the roadmap. At the end of September, the AMSC held its second face-to-face meeting to review an initial draft of the roadmap. Following internal working group review and discussion of subsequent drafts, the document is now being released for broader review. The eight AMSC working groups cover design, process and materials (precursor materials, process control, post-processing, and finished material properties), qualification and certification, nondestructive evaluation, and maintenance.

Additional information about the AMSC may be found at www.ansi.org/amsc.

 

About America Makes

America Makes is the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP), America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership with member organizations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources, we are working together to innovate and accelerate AM and 3DP to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. Based in Youngstown, Ohio, America Makes is the first institute for up to 45 manufacturing innovation institutes to follow and is driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). For more information about America Makes, visit http://americamakes.us.

About NCDMM

The NCDMM delivers optimized manufacturing solutions that enhance the quality, affordability, maintainability, and rapid deployment of existing and yet-to-be developed defense systems. This is accomplished through collaboration with government, industry, and academic organizations to promote the implementation of best practices to key stakeholders through the development and delivery of disciplined training, advanced technologies, and methodologies. For additional information, visit the NCDMM at ncdmm.org.

About ANSI

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is 
to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents 
the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million 
professionals worldwide. The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). For more information, visit www.ansi.org.