ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE), Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA, has announced the appointment of Richard Huff to serve as its Additive Manufacturing Business Development Manager.
Huff will be responsible for managing and expanding partnerships and the Industry Consortia for the AM CoE. Prior to joining ASTM International, he held positions with GE Additive and Caterpillar Inc.
The AM CoE recently restructured the Industry Consortia, by redefining key roles and allocating additional resources. The Consortia, with input from members and in coordination with regulatory agencies, will develop the know-how for Additive Manufacturing data generation and help create AM materials databases.
To further support the use of AM, the Consortia will coordinate with ASTM International technical committees, including the committee on Additive Manufacturing technologies (F42), and transform lessons learned and best practices into consensus-based standards available to the AM community.
In addition, the Consortia will also curate databases that serve as tools to accelerate the design and manufacturing of innovative AM products, explains ASTM International.
Formed in 2018, the AM CoE is a collaborative partnership among ASTM International and representatives from industry, governments, and academia, that conduct strategic R&D to advance standards across all aspects of Additive Manufacturing technologies. The centre aims to accelerate the development and adoption of game-changing technologies.