America Makes and ANSI Release latest Version of Additive Manufacturing Roadmap
The America Makes and ANSI Additive Manufacturing Collaborative (AMSC) recently released a preliminary final draft of the AMSC Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing (Version 2.0), with a target final publication date of June 2018. The draft is an update to the original document (Version 1.0) published in February of last year, and is currently open for public review and comment until May 3. Version 1.0 was drafted based on feedback from the aerospace, defense, and medical industries. Version 2.0 incorporates feedback solicited from the energy, ground vehicle/heavy equipment, and industrial and commercial machinery industries.
The AMSC was established between America Makes and the American National Standards Institute in March 2016 to oversee the development and implementation of additive manufacturing standards. The goal of the roadmap is to determine what standards are currently needed in industry, and help create a smoother, more coordinated methodology for additive manufacturing standards development. AMSC also explains that the roadmap is supported by a list of standards that directly and tangentially pertain to the issues detailed in the roadmap.
To view Version 2.0 of the roadmap, click here: https://share.ansi.org/Shared%20Documents/Standards%20Activities/AMSC/AMSC_18-001_PRELIMINARY_FINAL_DRAFT_AMSC_Roadmap_v2.pdf