ASTM International Releases Expanded ICAM Program, Announces Standards Forum at Formnext 2021

Today, ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) released an expanded program for the upcoming ASTM International Conference on Additive Manufacturing (ICAM 2021), which will be held Nov. 1-5, 2021, in Anaheim, CA, and virtually. 

More than 700 attendees are expected for the five-day conference, which will include more than 550 presentations, 10 panel discussions, eight keynote speakers, 26 symposia, award presentations, and a student presentation competition.

ICAM 2021 keynote speakers include:

  • Tracy Frost, Department of Defense
  • Nicholas Mulé, Boeing
  • Markus Seibold, Siemens Energy;
  • Tom Kurfess, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and
  • Sam Onukuri, Johnson & Johnson
  • Venkat Vedula, Raytheon Technologies
  • Thomaso Ghidini, European Space Agency
  • Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates

ICAM is ASTM International’s sixth annual flagship event related to standardization, qualification, and certification with an emphasis on industry-specific requirements addressing the entire AM process chain. The event will be a hybrid in-person conference with the option to attend virtually through pre-recorded presentations and live-streamed keynote speeches and panel sessions.  

For more information on ICAM 2021, including the program and a list of sponsors and supporting organizations, click here. 

ASTM International also announced the Standards Forum taking place in conjunction with Formnext 2021 at Messe Frankfurt in Germany, Nov. 15, 2021. The forum, “Industrialization of AM through Standardization – How to take AM to the next level?” is jointly organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, ASTM International, and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and supported by Mesago Formnext. The event seeks to build on the success of two previous forums focused on increasing awareness around standardization and fostering transatlantic collaboration in the field.

The one-day event will allow attendees to understand how standards impact the industrialization of AM and how to leverage standards for various AM applications across a variety of industry sectors. The forum will include two keynote sessions, six presentations, two panel discussions, and two break-out sessions.  

Keynote sessions will address the status of AM standards development and the general industry perspective on the use of AM standards. Panel discussions will cover AM industrialization and standards challenges, while the breakout sessions will allow participants to share perspectives and focus on industry-specific needs for AM standards with a particular emphasis on aerospace, medical, automotive, construction, energy, and many others. 

The six presentations will cover:

  • Digitalization;
  • Big data;
  • AM automation;
  • Rapid qualification and certification; and
  • How standards drive the adoption of AM in different industry sectors.

The forum is open to all engaged in AM activities. To register for the Standards Forum, click here.  

Formnext serves as an international meeting point for the next generation of intelligent industrial production and will be held Nov. 16-19, 2021, in Frankfurt, Germany. 

For more on the work of the AM CoE, including training, research and development, standards activities, news and events, and more, visit

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