ASTM International, a global standards organisation headquartered in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA, has released its Additive Manufacturing In-Situ Technology Readiness Report. The report is said to be a culmination of the second Speciality Workshop series, held in June 2022, which was organised by the ASTM Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) and saw sponsorship from NASA in collaboration with America Makes.
“NASA was pleased to support this important effort,” notes Doug Wells, deputy technical fellow with NASA. “The insights from the workshop and the detailed analysis of the AM CoE captured in this report are significant. The report is influential in guiding the agency in the development of methodologies and policies for the implementation of in-situ monitoring technologies into the qualification and certification framework of Additively Manufactured hardware. We look forward to continuing engagement with this community to bring to fruition all the promise of in-situ monitoring to revolutionise the use and acceptance of Additive Manufacturing in critical applications.”
The report aims to shed light on the current challenges within the field of in-situ technology by providing an in-depth analysis of the initial landscape and the outcomes of the two-day workshop. The report identifies potential solutions and offers actionable plans for key topical areas in in-situ technology.
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“The report embodies a comprehensive landscape assessment, detailed workshop analyses, targeted expert interviews, and crucial reviews by specialists, all meticulously orchestrated to create an insightful, high-value resource that the industry can tap into,” says Dr Mohsen Seifi, ASTM International Vice President of Global Advanced Manufacturing Programs. “The strategic insights will also guide ASTM International and its members to bridge gaps in existing standards, and pioneer new standardisation in the field.”
Dr Brandon Ribic, Technology Director at America Makes, adds, “The strategic guide that the team has compiled will serve as a beneficial resource for members of the AM community for years to come. The data and findings are a great example of collaboration to promote common understanding. They deliver an approach that advances our ability to leverage monitoring methods and digital data and analytics for AM qualification and certification.”