America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have announced the release of the Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing, Version 3.0, developed by the America Makes and ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC).
A total of 141 standardization gaps were identified and recommendations were made for the entire additive manufacturing value chain. The AMSC hopes the roadmap will be widely adopted to enable more coordinated standards development.
The AMSC was launched in 2016 to coordinate the standardization efforts of various organizations. Approximately 300 individuals from 150 organizations contributed to the development of the Roadmap. Among the 141 standardization gaps identified, 54 were rated as high priority, 64 as medium priority and 23 as low priority.
“The publication of the AMSC roadmap is a significant milestone, capturing the latest in standardization activity affecting the additive manufacturing community,” said Brandon Ribic, technology director, America Makes. “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.”
“ANSI extends hearty thanks and congratulations to the volunteers who developed the AMSC roadmap, and we are confident it will continue to guide standardization activity for the additive manufacturing sector,” said Joe Bhatia, president and CEO, ANSI. “ANSI has a long history of successfully bringing together public- and private-sector stakeholders to outline standardization needs for emerging technologies and national and global priorities.”