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How To Get Involved

AM-Bench is an international organization that strongly encourages broad participation from industry, academia and national labs from around the world.  We are interested in all aspects of additive manufacturing, including build methods, in situ and ex situ measurements, theory, and modeling for metals, polymers, ceramics, and composite materials.  If you want to become involved, there are several ways this can happen.

Simulation Result Submissions: Complete details concerning the first round of benchmark tests will become available on the main AM-Bench web page on February 19, 2018.  Modelers interested in simulating any of the various aspects of these benchmarks must submit their results to AM-Bench by midnight, Eastern Time, on May 18, 2018. All measurement results will become available on May 19, 2018.

Part Submissions: Complete details concerning the first round of challenge builds will become available on the main AM-Bench web page on February 19, 2018.  Submitted parts must be received by May 18, 2018, to allow adequate time for evaluation.  Each team can submit just one part for a given challenge.

Benchmark Tests:  AM-Bench is extremely interested in any highly-controlled AM machines or measurement methods that could be used for future benchmark tests.  If you have ideas for suitable measurements, or if you would like to collaborate on future benchmark tests, please contact one of the chairs of the current Organizing Committee, Brandon.Lane [at] nist.gov or Lyle.Levine [at] nist.gov.

Scientific Advisory Committee:  This committee includes a broad range of AM experts that AM-Bench can go to for advice and input.  If you would like to join this committee, please contact Richard.Ricker [at] nist.gov.

Organizing Committee: This committee is responsible for organizing the AM-Bench Conference and the corresponding round of benchmark tests.  If you are interested in hosting a future AM-Bench Conference, please contact the chair of the AM-Bench Steering Committee, Lyle.Levine [at] nist.gov.

Created August 2, 2017, Updated November 15, 2019