02/09/2018 - Uniform production standards have been a key issue in additive manufacturing for years and are essential for many industrial applications. Many developments in this area have already been initiated in Europe and the USA. To present these efforts on both sides of the Atlantic and promote joint further development, the first international standards summit will be held at Formnext in Frankfurt on 14 November 2018. The event brings together experts and decision-makers from the USA and Europe.

Entitled »AM Standards Forum«, the standardization summit is organized by Formnext in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service and in conjunction with German and American partners.

»uniform standards even more important«

One of the goals is to highlight the advantages of international cooperation on standards even more strongly and to develop important fields of cooperation. »Advances in areas such as industry 4.0, quality assurance, and the increasing integration of additive manufacturing in cross-technology processes is making uniform standards even more important,« says Sascha F. Wenzler, Vice President for Formnext at event organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. »This makes it all the more important to bring standards to a uniform level in the world’s most important additive markets, Europe and the USA.«

Current developments relating to additive manufacturing standards will be presented at the summit, also with regard to specific industry sectors. Summit participants include high-ranking representatives from the world of politics, from leading international companies, and from standardization institutions.

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