America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has recently declared the launch of the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC). The purpose of the AMSC will be 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 AMSC will identify existing standards and standards in development, assess gaps, and make recommendations for priority areas where there is a perceived need for additional standardization, including in relation to needs already identified in the America Makes Additive Manufacturing Technology Roadmap.
The AMSC inaugural meeting will be held on March 31 at Penn State at the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA. Advance registration for both in-person (USD 30) and remote participation is required.
Edward Morris, vice president of NCDMM and director of America Makes, said, “We are pleased to partner with ANSI given its reputation and experience in facilitating collaborative processes for coordinating standardization activities.”
Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO, said, “We welcome this partnership with America Makes on the important work of identifying standards needed to accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing technologies.”