ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) has announced new members joining to its Consortium for Materials Data and Standardization (CMDS) program.
The new members joining the 21 founding members announced last year include:
· ASTRO Mechanical Testing Laboratory
· DSH Technologies
· Dyndrite Corporation
· Elnik Systems
· Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group (MTDG)
· Sandvik Additive Manufacturing
· SLM Solutions Group AG
· Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM)
Members now also participate in multiple active workstreams. Two of these are “Process” workstreams, one focused on laser powder bed fusion (PBF-LB) and the other focused on binder jetting (BJT). These workstreams focus on defining and executing projects to generate high-pedigree AM materials data of interest.
CMDS has also recently launched its “Data” workstream, which supports the Process workstreams by bringing a core team of experts together to create solutions that maximize efficiency of the data workflows and pedegree, from acquisition to management to analytics and learning. This work will lead to data standards needed to realize the full value of the digital thread throughout the AM value stream.
As the CMDS program continues to grow, member recruitment is now branching out from the initial focus on aerospace and defense to add members from energy, oil and gas, transportation and medical industries. Each year, under the direction of the members and in coordination with key agencies, the CMDS will select materials and application specific properties (e.g., static, cyclic, thermal) of interest, conducting various projects that ultimately support the development of datasets and standards.
While members retain exclusive use of the full datasets to support their business, the knowledge gained will maximize AM adoption, inform new AM standards and specifications, and drive consistency through data across the industry. As part of the growth and expansion of the consortium, Richard Huff, who currently serves as Additive Manufacturing Business Development Manager, will be promoted to director of industry consortium and partnerships.