Project Highlights

  • Energetics’ professional facilitators helped multi-disciplinary groups identify, organize, and prioritize their ideas to leverage resources for research and expedite progress in realizing the broad social and economic benefits of metal-based 3D printing.

Gaps in measurement science and standardization constrained the market uptake of metal parts produced via additive manufacturing (AM). Clarifying these metric needs can guide steps to enable wider use of this technology and accelerate market entry of higher-quality, lower-cost products. 

Energetics facilitated a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) workshop to help stakeholders from industry, academia, and government identify key actions for extending the benefits of metal-based AM to critical U.S. industries.

The final report provides useful graphics and detailed summaries of the workshop results; the document supports research planning by the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (now known as America Makes), the pilot hub of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). 

View the report.