Recently, global standards organization ASTM International and TÜV SÜD, a German testing and certification organization, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop programs aimed at speeding adoption of and trust in Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies. This strategic partnership supports knowledge sharing and the growing use of Additive Manufacturing technologies across many industry sectors.
The MOU was signed at Formnext 2019 showcases the latest developments and trends in AM. The partnership will include joint development of new educational, advisory, qualification, and certification services in several areas such as Land transportation and mobility; Air transportation; Industrial plants; Consumer products; and Health care.
This partnership involves the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (www.amcoe.org) and its efforts to develop joint programs in certification, education, and workforce development.