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Mohsen Seifi

ASTM International

Accelerating Additive Manufacturing Standardization

As the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry moves towards series industrial production, the need for standards covering all aspects of the technology becomes ever more prevalent. While some standards and specifications for the various aspects of AM process chain exist and continue to evolve, many such standards still need to be matured or are under consideration/development within standards development organizations (SDOs).

A resource to aid in the identification and development and approval of AM standards is a framework that has introduced a comprehensive structure to target various aspects of the AM space, including feedstock materials, design, process/equipment, testing, safety, and finished parts properties. The approach will also enable the development of application-specific standards to address the needs of the various industries.

This presentation will discuss the state of the AM standards including gaps, challenges, opportunities and insight based on a recent initiative to establish global center of excellence to support standard related research and development and close the standardization gaps that exist. Potential collaboration opportunities with the stakeholders and technical considerations in support of ongoing/future standards development will also be discussed.


Dr. Mohsen Seifi joined ASTM International in 2016 as a director of additive manufacturing (AM) programs, in which he facilitates’ standardization activities across all ASTM AM related technical committees and building new partnerships as well as development of new AM standards related programs within diverse ASTM portfolios. He has also appointment as an adjunct assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, OH. He received both his master and doctoral degree from CWRU in materials science and engineering with emphasis on metal AM qualification and standardization. He has conducted extensive work on qualification of advanced materials including Titanium and super alloys made by AM techniques funded by various organizations. He has co-authored more than 30 peer reviewed publications and has presented more than 50 invited and keynote talks at various technical meetings, industries and government agencies while also receiving various technical society honors and awards. He is currently serves as a global director of additive manufacturing programs at ASTM International Washington DC office.


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