Category Archives: ASTM

ASTM International to publish new standard for PBF 3D printing

Global standards development organization ASTM International is to publish a standard practice outline for the use of powder bed fusion (PBF) 3D printing technologies. The forthcoming document will help assure the technical repeatability of additive processes which remains one of the main barriers to the widespread adoption of the technology. Popularizing metal 3D printing  ASTM International’s Committee […]

Auburn University, NASA, EWI and ASTM establish National Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence

Worldwide technical standards organization ASTM International has selected three partners that it believes will help advance the current state of additive manufacturing. Proposals from North American engineering and technology firm EWI and an Auburn University-NASA collective were selected from dozens of other applications submitted in December 2017. Together, the partner organizations have now established the National […]

SD3D acquires 3D Matter and Optimatter platform, expands digital manufacturing

SD3D has announced the acquisition of New York based software company 3D Matter. The purchase price is not disclosed. When 3D Matter launched in 2015, we reported on how the startup was testing 3D printing filaments. The acquisition includes the OptiMatter web-based material optimization software platform. OptiMatter allows designers, engineers and researchers to optimize 3D […]

ASTM announces plans for Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence, seeks partners

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) plans to open an Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence and is seeking partners to collaborate with on this project. As previously reported by 3D Printing Industry, ASTM has previously published a framework that can be used to develop standards for additive manufacturing – addressing an important barrier […]