America Makes and ANSI update Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing

July 19, 2023
America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have published a roadmap that showcases the current and future standardization landscape for additive manufacturing.

America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have published a roadmap that showcases the current and future standardization landscape for additive manufacturing. The Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing, Version 3.0, which was created by the America Makes and ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC), focuses on how the industrial sector is utilizing 3D printing. The roadmap identifies 141 standardization gaps and offers recommendations for each. The document views 54 gaps as high priority, 64 as medium priority, and 23 as low priority. Nearly 300 people from 150 organizations helped create the roadmap, which shines a light on key safety, performance, and quality issues for additive manufacturing technologies.

In a recent quote, Brandon Ribic, technology director, America Makes, said, "The publication of the AMSC roadmap is a significant milestone, capturing the latest in standardization activity affecting the additive manufacturing community. The roadmap illustrates where progress has been made over the last five years but also where opportunities remain for standards and R&D to increase the use of AM technologies." 

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