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Future Plans

New rounds of benchmark tests are planned following a two-year cycle. Early planning is in progress for the 2020 benchmarks and any input would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact one of the chairs of the current Organizing Committee, Brandon.Lane [at] or Lyle.Levine [at], with any suggestions. 

Tentative 2020 plans for metals additive manufacturing include benchmark tests for e-beam powder bed using a Ti alloy and dynamic energy deposition using two different material systems.

Created August 2, 2017, Updated November 15, 2019