Fourth ASTM Symposium on Structural Integrity of Additive Manufactured Materials and Parts

    Dates: Tuesday October 08 2019 - Thursday October 10 2019

    Location: Gaylord National Resort And Convention Center National Harbor, MD

    Sponsored by: F42 Additive Manufacturing Technologies

    Deadline for Abstract Submittal: Monday June 24 2019

    About the Event

    Papers are invited for the Fourth ASTM Symposium on Structural Integrity of Additive Manufactured Materials and Parts to be held October 8-10, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Symposium will be sponsored by the ASTM Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE), and ASTM Committees F42.90.05 on Additive Manufacturing (Research and Innovation), E08 on Fatigue and Fracture, E07 on Nondestructive Testing, F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, B09 on Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products, D20 on Plastics, and D30 on Composite Materials.

    Additionally, the symposium is supported by the America Makes, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) TC15 and National Science Foundation (NSF).

    To ensure the structural integrity of additive manufactured parts, there is a need for establishing process-structure-property-performance relationships; specifically, as they pertain to fatigue and fracture behavior of these components and structures. This event will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas regarding the structural integrity of materials and components fabricated using additive manufacturing with a focus on the lack of industry standards, design principals, as well as qualification and certification criteria. This event is designed for professionals within the AM community including industrial (aerospace, medical, automotive and defense), academic, government and regulatory.

    Paper topics for this symposium include, but are not limited to:

    • Feedstock and materials related effects
    • Effect of influencing factors (surface, geometry, post-processing, etc.)
    • Process optimization to improve the performance
    • Microstructure-property predictive models
    • Multiscale modeling of the mechanical behavior
    • Fatigue, fracture, tensile, wear, corrosion, creep of fabricated materials
    • Effect of anomalies and acceptance criteria
    • Nondestructive evaluation and inspection issues
    • Applicability of existing test methods
    • Development of new test methods
    • Special requirements for sector specific standards
    • Qualification and certification challenges

    Sessions will be organized based on sector specific applications defined in the newly created F42 sub-committee that captures below sectors:

    • Aviation
    • Spaceflight
    • Medical/Biological
    • Transportation/Heavy Machinery
    • Maritime
    • Electronics
    • Construction
    • Oil/Gas
    • Consumer

    2019 Scientific & Technical Committee (STC):

    1. Anil Sachdev, General Motors
    2. Ben Dutton, MTC
    3. Charles Park, Boeing
    4. Chee Kai, NTU
    5. Chris Holshouser, NIAR
    6. Doug Wells, NASA
    7. Filipo Berto, NTNU
    8. Frank Medina, EWI
    9. Johannes Gumpinger, ESA
    10. Matthew DiPrima, FDA
    11. Matthew Donovan, Oerlikon
    12. Michael Gorelik, FAA
    13. Mohsen Seifi, ASTM International
    14. Nik Hrabi, NIST
    15. Nima Shamsaei, Auburn University
    16. Rachael Andrulonis, NIAR
    17. Richard Russell, NASA
    18. Rod McMillan, Johnson & Johnson
    19. Stefano Beretta, Polytechnic of Milan
    20. Steve Daniewicz, UA
    21. Thomas Niendorf, University of Kassel
    22. Tony Thornton, Micromeritics Instrument

    To view the symposium flyer, click on View Symposium Flyer (PDF)

    Abstract Submittal

    To participate in the symposium, authors must submit a 250-300 word preliminary abstract using the online Abstract Submittal Form no later than June 17, 2019. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email and let us know that you have submitted an abstract

    The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. Symposium Co-Chairmen Nima Shamsaei and Mohsen Seifi will notify you via postal mail by the end of June of your paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the author will be requested to submit an updated abstract a few months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in an abstract booklet at the symposium.

    Student papers will be automatically entered into the ASTM AM COE Student Presentation Competition

    • Students presenters will be reimbursed for their accommodations up to $1,000 per room (each two students should share a room and for up to four nights).
    • The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive $500, $300, $200 honorarium respectively and a plaque.


    Symposium presenters are required to submit their papers to the Selected Technical Papers (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email only. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online to the ASTM Editorial Office no later than September 20, 2019. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.

    Please note that all submitted papers are subject to single blind peer review and will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the "Thomson & Reuters Web of Science's Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI) and Google Scholar.

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the symposium is available from the Symposium Co-Chairmen:

    Nima Shamsaei
    Auburn University
    Tel: 334-844-4839

    Mohsen Seifi
    ASTM International
    Tel: 202-904-2834

    Thank you to the Symposium Supporting and Sponsoring Organizations.

    Supporting Organizations

    Sponsoring Organizations

    There are limited sponsorship opportunities for the event as silver, gold and platinum. See the attached document for sponsorship options: Symposium Sponsorship Levels (PDF)

    If your organization is interested in sponsoring this symposium, please contact Mohsen Seifi at