ASTM International has announced its first round of funding to support the development of standards for the additive manufacturing industry. NASA, the UK’s Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC), EWI, Auburn University and the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University will all benefit from the fund, with each body responsible for a different focus area.
The development of appropriate standards is a key driver for industry-wide adoption of additive manufacturing. ASTM’s history with the technology formally dates back to 2009, when the organization established the F42 Committee on Additive Manufacturing Technologies.
In 2016, the International Standards Organization (ISO) joined ASTM in its efforts and, this year, the organization published guidelines for powder bed fusion (PBF) technology.
Source: 3DPI News
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