Work Item
ASTM WK76970

New Guide for Additive Manufacturing -- General Principles -- Guidelines for Technical and Intellectual Property Authentication and Protection

1. Scope

The proposed standard would aim to inform the community Intellectual Property (IP) and Technical Property protection techniques applicable to AM data. It would be focusing on two precise subjects. First, it will define AM datas multiple vulnerabilities with respect to IP protection and the multiple types of misuse and forgeries associated to AM equipment and applications. Next, it will list existing ISO standards and available techniques for Intellectual Property and Technical Property protection specifically applicable to AM data. Finally, it will identify relevant gaps in protecting Intellectual and Technical Property in AM.


AM; IP; Data


Protecting Intellectual and Technical Property is especially relevant to AM practices, due to the extremely high level of Design and Process information contained in digital data prepared, exchanged, stored and consumed by our attendance. Due to the financial, legal but also health and safety related risks of seeing AM data misused, misappropriated, illegally modified or copied, the stakes for the AM community are immense. Producing a document listing the vulnerabilities to consider, the standards which may assist and mitigates said vulnerabilities, and the remaining gaps in addressing Intellectual and Technical Property for AM data would thus provide a significant service to the AM community as a whole. It is important to note that cybersecurity is a distinct subject which will not be the subject of the proposed standard.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F42.08

Committee: F42

Staff Manager: Pat Picariello

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 05-19-2021

Technical Contact: Jeremie Farret

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