Outreach: Korean Additive Manufacturing Experts, Technical Visitor from Ghana, And More

Singapore Additive Manufacturing Experts Receive Intensive Training

Fourteen additive manufacturing experts from both the public and private sectors of Singapore came to ASTM International headquarters for five days of intensive training in November 2017. The training focused on the ASTM International standards development process and how the committee on additive manufacturing technologies (F42) uses the process to develop standards for the industry.

Highlights of the intensive training program included:

  • A virtual meeting with Steve James of Aerojet Rocketdyne that focused on the application of additive manufacturing within the aerospace industry;
  • A tour of the Boeing Company’s rapid prototyping and modeling laboratory;
  • A visit to the GE Additive Technology Center in West Chester, Ohio;
  • Meetings with officials from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, D.C.;
  • A presentation from Mohsen Seifi, ASTM International’s director for additive manufacturing programs, regarding ASTM International’s wide range of work within the additive field.

ASTM International intensive training programs are available to representatives of industry and government who wish to use or better understand and apply ASTM International standards, as well as to contribute to the content of standards to reflect local markets and regulatory needs.
Additive manufacturing experts from Singapore visited the GE Additive Technology Center in Ohio as part of an intensive training program. The delegation was hosted at GE Additive by Behrang Poorganji, sub-section manager, novel materials (fourth from left); Deb Whitis, materials leader (eighth from left); Greg Morris, growth and strategy leader (ninth from left), and other GE Additive staff.

Global Cooperation Vice President Speaks at ANSI-SAC Seminar in China

Teresa Cendrowska, vice president, global cooperation, ASTM International, spoke at the ANSI-SAC International Seminar on Social Organization, Standard Cooperation, and Development Planning, in Hangzhou, China, on Dec. 6, 2017.

Cendrowska spoke about how ASTM International adheres to World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade principles for components of international standards development, including transparency, balance, consensus, and relevance.

The event, which was jointly sponsored by the American National Standards Institute and the Standardization Administration of China, gave ANSI-accredited organizations and Chinese social organizations the opportunity to share experiences in standards development.

Ghana Standards Official Participates in Technical Visitor Program

Stephen Adu, a chemical engineer who works as a senior standards officer at the Ghana Standards Authority, visited ASTM International Nov. 13-Dec. 8, 2017, as part of the Technical Visitor Grant Program. During his visit, Adu traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet members of the American Petroleum Institute. He also attended the December meetings of ASTM International’s committee on petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants (D02).

The Technical Visitor Grant Program is part of ASTM International’s Memorandum of Understanding program. Officials from standards development organizations  come to headquarters for several weeks to learn how ASTM International committees develop standards within a specific industrial sector.

AduWhile visiting ASTM as a technical visitor, Stephen Adu of the Ghana Standards Authority received a certificate celebrating the 10th anniversary of ASTM International’s memorandum of understanding with GSA. Shown from left: Teresa Cendrowska, vice president, global cooperation, ASTM International; Stephen Adu, senior standards officer, Ghana Standards Authority; Katharine Morgan, president, ASTM International; and James Olshefsky, director of external relations, ASTM International.

SAMALiu Fei (left), ASTM International’s chief representative in China, and David Rosen, Ph.D., a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and member of ASTM International’s committee on additive manufacturing technologies (F42). Rosen, chair of the subcommittee on design (F42.04), spoke at the Shanghai Additive Manufacturing Association (SAMA) 2nd International Forum  last October. Rosen made two presentations: one about the additive manufacturing committee and another on materials and additive manufacturing process technology. 

PetroChinaASTM International hosted delegates from PetroChina Pipeline R&D Center on Dec. 6, 2017, at ASTM International’s Washington, D.C., office to discuss future cooperation. From left: Weiwei Swei, manager, global cooperation, ASTM International; Liu Lingli, chief engineer, PetroChina Pipelines R&D Center; Liu Bing, director of standards, PetroChina Pipeline R&D Center; and James S. Thomas, assistant vice president, sales and marketing, ASTM International.

BAngladeshGovernment officials from the Ministry of Industries, Bangladesh, visited ASTM International headquarters on Oct. 30, 2017, to discuss the details and benefits of a memorandum of understanding between ASTM International and the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution. Pictured from left: Timothy Brooke, ASTM International vice president of laboratory services; Joint Chief Mohammed T.H. Forhagy; Private Secretary A. K. M. Areeful; Teresa Cendrowska, ASTM International vice president of global cooperation; Secretary of the Ministry of Industries Mohammed Abdullah; Joint Chief Kamrun Nahar; Weiwei Swei, manager, global cooperation, ASTM International; and Coordinator Ehtasham Haque, Training and Technology Transfer Ltd.

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