Additive manufacturing centers of excellence

Additive manufacturing centers of excellence

ASTM International, Auburn University, NASA, EWI, MTC launch additive manufacturing (AM) centers of excellence.

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July 31, 2018
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Auburn, Alabama – Two groups launched centers of excellence in additive manufacturing (AM) at Auburn University. The centers are aimed at accelerating R&D, standardization, and innovation in 3D printing.

ASTM International launched its Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence with Auburn University, NASA, EWI, and U.K.-based Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC). Auburn and NASA also formally launched the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME).

“The synergy among EWI, MTC, Auburn, and NASA will help fill the gaps in technical standards that this industry needs to drive innovation. As a result, we'll empower industries that are eager to apply additive manufacturing to aerospace, auto, medical, and more,” says ASTM International President Katharine Morgan.

“Auburn is committed to growing research, solving real-world problems and establishing partnerships that support these transformative initiatives, such as our thriving additive manufacturing program. By investing in skilled researchers and first-rate facilities, we aim to drive additive technology forward and unleash its full potential. We look forward to continuing to work with our industry and government collaborators,” says Auburn University President Steven Leath.

Auburn University is in the final stage of renovations to the Gavin Engineering Research Laboratory, which will in part house AM research funded through the centers.