Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing Standards Forum set to take place at Formnext 2019

November 11, 2019

For the second time since its first appearance on the programme at Formnext 2018, an Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing Standards Forum will take place at Formnext 2019, Frankfurt, Germany, on November 19. Organised by the U.S. Commercial Service, the forum will bring together experts from industry, research institutions, standards development organisations, professional societies, and government to address key themes focused on standards development in Additive Manufacturing technologies.

The event will focus on recent progress in the development and use of international standards and how the use of these standards can help the industry achieve its potential. The forum programme will include:


14:00–14:15 – Opening Statements

  • Moderator: Carl Dekker, President, Met-l-flo Inc; President, Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG)
  • John Fay, Commercial-Counselor and Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service Germany and Central Europe Region, U.S. Embassy Berlin
  • Dr Thomas Zielke, Head of Division, Industry Standards, Technology Transfer, Patents, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy


14:15–15:30 – International Collaboration Efforts on Additive Manufacturing Standards

  • An overview of the AM Standards landscape featuring European and U.S. perspectives; the varying roles and perspectives from standards development stakeholders, such as the ISO/TC 261 and F42 technical committees (Partner Standards Development Organizations); collaboration between ISO/TC 261 and CEN/TC 438 (established through the Vienna Agreement); identifying critical gaps in current global standards; indicating how industry will benefit by using existing standards
  • Current work program and Standards Development program of ISO TC261 and ASTM F42 – Prof Dr Christian Seidel, Chairman ISO TC261; Pat Picariello, Director, Developmental Operations ASTM F42
  • Update on ASME activities and AM Medical Standards – Lauralyn McDaniel, ASME
  • European Perspective on Standardization in AM – Eric Baustert, Chairman CEN TC 438 ‘Additive Manufacturing’; Olivier Coissac, Secretary CEN TC 438 ‘Additive Manufacturing’


15:30–15:45 – Break


15:45–17:00 – Industry Discussion–Utilizing AM Technology and the Impact of Standards

Technical experts from a variety of industries will analyze opportunities and gaps in current standards development activities. Industry representatives

  • Company Representatives – Machine Manufacturer: Dr Leonhard Klein, GE Additive; Automotive: Dr Robert Ramakrishnan, BMW; General/Materials: Richard Grylls, Carpenter Technology Corporation; General: Stefan Ritt, 3YOURMIND


17:00 – Concluding Remarks and Adjournment

  • Moderator: Carl Dekker, President, Met-l-flo Inc; President, Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG)


17:15–19:00 – Networking Event

  • Co-hosted by GE Additive Hall 11.0, Stand D31

Further information is available via the event website.

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