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ASTM International Unveils New Standard Management Tool, Compass Points

ASTM International has released Compass Points, a new online tool that gives users the ability to pinpoint important components in normative standards, building a permanent link back to the source data for multiple purposes. Designed with input from users of standards in different industries, Compass Points is an easy-to-adopt step towards smarter standards that will empower everyone handling data to build better digital processes.

February 2, 2023

Wohlers Associates Publishes Specialty Report on Additive Construction

Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International, published Wohlers Specialty Report on Construction: Building an Additive Construction Future. The report details developments in additive construction (AC), an industry that is rapidly growing in response to emerging opportunities brought about from additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

December 1, 2022

Wohlers Associates Launches New Website, Publishes Wohlers Report Executive Summary

Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International, recently launched a new, more interactive website. The site will serve as a hub for knowledge acceleration within the additive manufacturing (AM) industry.

Through the new site, visitors can access the Wohlers Report using a new automated ordering and provisioning system. They can also connect with the team of consultants and learn about what’s happening in the AM industry. Visitors can peruse resources, including a blog and audio series, and learn about upcoming training and other events.

August 4, 2022

ASTM International Unveils Additive Manufacturing Operator Certification Program

Today, ASTM International announced the Powder Bed Fusion – Laser Beam (PBF-LB) Machine Operator Certification program developed by the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE). This certification provides a benchmark for assessing reliable and competent operations of metal PBF-LB machines.

Built on the joint ISO/ASTM standard for qualifying machine operators of laser metal PBF machines and equipment (ISO/ASTM 52942:2020), the new certification provides operators in compliance with the standard a stamp of approval.

April 26, 2022

Wohlers Report 2022 Finds Strong Industry-Wide Growth

Today, Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International, announced the publication of Wohlers Report 2022. This marks the 27th consecutive year of publishing the industry-leading annual report. It provides new content and expert analysis on additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing worldwide. 

Research for Wohlers Report 2022 shows AM industry growth of 19.5% in 2021. This is up from 7.5% growth in 2020, which was impacted greatly by the pandemic.

March 15, 2022