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The New Additive Manufacturing Standardization Roadmap is out!




At Gramm, our vision is to make the technological landscape of additive manufacturing universally accessible. This is not going to be possible with standardization. This is why we do our best to promote standardization of processes and interfaces for the global AM process network.


This is why we are excited about the most recent publication of the Additive Manufacturing Standardization Roadmap by ANSI and America Makes in July. As with the previous roadmap, Gramm has provided feedback to the roadmap during the review process. We are proud to be mentioned in the acknowledgements of the roadmap alongside organizations like NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, Siemens Energy, and more.


The AM Standardization roadmap presents a gap analysis of standardization in additive manufacturing. It is designed to list all the work that needs to be done in additive manufacturing regarding standardization. It also works however as a reference of the width and depth of the AM technology landscape. It mentions the many organizations working on developing AM technology, and it also shows the work that has already been done.


When reading the roadmap, I also found more work to do: the topic of Destructive Evaluation of AM Ceramics is not presented at all. Ceramics are mentioned, but usually along with polymers, and only non-destructive evaluation is mentioned. Here at Gramm we have worked with Fraunhofer IKTS, Montanuniversität Leoben, Lithoz and Anfotec to develop a new destructive testing method to qualify the material properties of AM systems for ceramics. The project is in the final stages, and you should be able to read more about it soon!

If you are interested in process stability and robustness for additive manufacturing, then I highly recommend for you to check out the roadmap: https://www.ansi.org/standards-news/all-news/2023/07/7-17-23-america-makes-and-ansi-publish-standardization-roadmap-for-additive-manufacturing-version-3

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