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ASTM International Representatives to Speak at Major 3D Printing Conference


Representatives from ASTM International, a leader in creating standards in additive manufacturing, will speak at a major conference (known as RAPID+TCT) in Pittsburgh, Pa., May 8-11.

Mohsen Seifi, Ph.D., ASTM International’s director of additive manufacturing programs, will speak at 10:30 a.m. on Tues., May 9, about the new “Framework for Developing Additive Manufacturing Standards.” The framework was created last year through an agreement between two of the world’s largest standards development organizations: ASTM International and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The effort aims to coordinate the creation of standards related to feedstock materials, processes, equipment, and finished-part properties while also supporting specific standards for aerospace, medical devices, automotive, and other industries.

Pat Picariello, ASTM International’s director of developmental operations, will speak the same day in a panel at 2 p.m. Picariello coordinates the work of ASTM International’s committee on additive manufacturing technologies (F42).

He will highlight ASTM International’s role in helping create a Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing, a plan developed by a group known as the Additive Manufacturing Standards Collaborative (AMSC).  The discussion, moderated by AMSC chair Jim Williams, will focus on the growing need for new standards and specifications in aerospace, defense, medicine, and other fields.

ASTM International will also have a booth at the event.  For more information on ASTM International’s leadership in this space, watch this video.

Media Inquiries: Dan Bergels,, +1.610.832.9602
Technical Contact: Mohsen Seifi,, +1.610.832.9511

Release #10306

April 23, 2017

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