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ASTM Additive Manufacturing Technologies Committee Meets in Europe


More than 80 participants from 10 countries attended the July 8-9, 2010, meetings of ASTM International Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies, which were held at Loughborough University in Leicestershire, United Kingdom.

The committee, working closely with the organizers of the International Conference on Additive Manufacturing, held a series of task group, subcommittee and main committee meetings over the two-day period.

Due to the success of this inaugural committee meeting at a non-U.S. venue, F42 and Loughborough University have extended their relationship and plan to hold future F42 summer meetings in conjunction with the ICAM event.

ASTM Committee F42  promotes knowledge of the additive manufacturing industry, helps stimulate research and encourages the implementation of technology by developing a comprehensive set of standards. The committee was formed in 2010 at the request of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ Rapid Technologies and Additive Manufacturing Steering Committee.

Additive manufacturing differs from many other kinds of production processes because, as the name implies, objects are created by adding material, rather than subtracting, until a desired part is formed. 

Committee F42 welcomes participation from anyone in the additive manufacturing industry who has expertise and/or desire to see standards made in any area of additive manufacturing.  

A short video on Committee F42 can be viewed at

For technical information, contact Brent Stucker, Utah State University, Logan, Utah  (phone: +1-435-797-8173;

For more information about Committee F42, please contact Pat Picariello, ASTM International (phone: 610-832-9720; 

ASTM Committee F42 meets Nov. 9-10 at ASTM International Headquarters in West Conshohocken, Pa.

ASTM International welcomes and encourages participation in the development of its standards. ASTM’s open consensus process, using advanced Internet-based standards development tools, ensures worldwide access for all interested individuals. For more information about global affairs at ASTM International, visit



September 15, 2010

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