ASTM International‘s committee on additive manufacturing technologies has launched a subcommittee that will focus on setting standards that support the growth of applications of technology in different industries.
According to the company, additive manufacturing technologies combined with sector-specific requirements are creating a broader portfolio of detailed standards that can support value-added parts and components.
The new subcommittee will focus on the medical and biological, oil and gas, construction, consumer and electronics industries. The subcommittee will also help broaden F42s scope to help meet industry-specific technical gaps. It will also support specific industries to bring more robust test methods, materials, processes, environment, health and safety standards.
“We are reaching the tipping point in many industries. More and more parts are manufactured efficiently using additive manufacturing instead of traditional manufacturing,” said Shane Collins, chair of the new applications subcommittee. “By creating industry-specific standards, we can continue to support that innovation.”
ASTM International will also continue to expand its footprint in additive manufacturing. The subcommittee will help the company with standardizing development while maintaining responsiveness to evolving needs.