America Makes, Youngstown, Ohio, USA, and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have announced plans for the America Makes and ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC) to develop the third version of its ‘Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing,’ last published in June 2018. This follows a survey conducted earlier this year wherein the AMSC advisory group concluded the necessity of updating the document to ensure its relevancy.
The roadmap revision process will consider the previously identified gaps and priorities, including progress by SDOs and others to address the recommendations, as well as potentially overlooked issues. A new working group will be established to address data throughout the Additive Manufacturing lifecycle. Gaps will be considered as they relate to different industry sectors, material types, process categories, and qualifications and certifications.
“America Makes looks forward to bringing together subject matter experts from the various industry sectors using AM to discuss their needs, the current state of standards, and the roadmap recommendations,” stated Brandon Ribic, Technology Director, America Makes. We welcome those not previously involved to expand the breadth of expertise brought to this important initiative.”
S Joe Bhatia, President and CEO, ANSI, added, “ANSI is delighted to again convene affected stakeholders in a neutral setting to identify robust solutions that standards and conformance can bring to advance the use of Additive Manufacturing.”
It is intended that the working groups will hold virtual twice-monthly meetings for six months. Subject-matter experts interested in participating are invited to review the working group architecture and sign up, indicating their industry sector. Participation is open to Additive Manufacturing stakeholders that have operations in the US.
A draft roadmap will be targeted for public review in April 2023 before being finalised for publication by the end of June 2023.