Mark Your Calendar: Additive Aerospace Conference Scheduled

In its fifth year, the Additive Aerospace conference is scheduled for October 18 through 20, 2017 in downtown Los Angeles. With a major lineup of speakers from industry and government: NASA, FAA, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, GE, US Navy, US Air Force, and others will share their expertise about how additive manufacturing is advancing within the aerospace and aviation industries.

As an organization that supports materials science and additive manufacturing (and standards around both), the TEAMM Network is pleased to report that two of its members will be presenting on one of the event panels. Carl Dekker, owner of Met-L-Flo and the ASTM F42 Committee chairman and Pat A. Picariello, Director, Developmental Operations of ASTM International.

According to the website, Dekker and Picariello will be on a panel: Establishing and Updating Industry Standards as New Applications Develop:

“The Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC) was formally launched in 2016 and then published a standardization roadmap in early 2017. Who are the latest participants and what other collaborative initiatives are underway? Is the database keeping up with the latest machines, materials, and applications?”

Here is a bit more info on the ASTM Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies that was formed in 2009. “F42 meets twice a year, usually in January and July, with about 100 members attending two days of technical meetings. The Committee, with a current membership of approximately 400, has 6 technical subcommittees; all standards developed by F42 are published in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volume 10.04… As of 2015, ASTM has more than 30,000 members, including over 1,150 organizational members, from more than 140 countries.”

If you are interested in attending the event, here is a bit more information:

Join aerospace leaders in this transforming industry to:

  • Hear from key regulators and stay up-to-date with the evolving industry qualifications and standards requirements
  • Network with top OEMs and manufacturers looking to invest in new applications
  • Learn how bleeding-edge technologies are impacting operations and supply chain dynamics


  • OEMs & Tier I / II Manufacturers
  • Aerospace and Defense End Users
  • Airlines / Carriers & Contract MROs
  • Government Officials & Regulators
  • Machines, Materials, Components, & Software Vendors
  • Service Bureaus
  • R&D Labs & Universities

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