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Standards & Training Accelerating Additive Manufacturing With ASTM International

Standards & Training Accelerating Additive Manufacturing With ASTM International

On this episode of AM Infocast, Alexander Liu and Khalid Rafi from ASTM International join Aditya Chandavarkar, Co-Founder, Indian 3D Printing Network in a conversation on the importance of standards and training in accelerating Additive Manufacturing. They also share about the initiatives ASTM International is taking and their plans for Asia and India.


About ASTM International

ASTM International is a 120 year old standards development organization (SDO) and is the first SDO to develop standards for Additive Manufacturing since 2009. With participation of 1000+ members from close to 40 countries in standards development activities within the ASTM Committee F42 on additive manufacturing, 25+ AM standards have been published with another 65+ under development till date.

About Alexander Liu

Alex is the Head of Additive Manufacturing Programs, Asia, based in Singapore. With more than 14 years of experience in Additive Manufacturing technologies, he is responsible for ASTM AM Center of Excellence (AM CoE) activities in Asia region. Such activities include the curation of research to standards R&D projects, and dissemination of training programs.

About Khalid Rafi

Khalid Rafi is the Senior Lead for Additive Manufacturing Programs Development at ASTM International. Rafi is responsible for the global AM training programs and certification activities. He is a metallurgist with over 10 years of experience in metal additive manufacturing and contributed to several AM R&D activities and training programs.

About AM Infocast

AM Infocast is a dedicated 3D printing podcast hosted by Aditya Chandavarkar, Co-Founder – AM Chronicle and Indian 3D Printing Network. AM Infocast features conversations with the best in the field of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing sharing their insights on latest tech developments, ongoing research and industry developments.

About the author

Aditya Chandavarkar

Aditya Chandavarkar is a established entrepreneur with business interests in manufacturing, innovative technology and consulting. He is the co-founder of CNT Expositions and Services (acronym for Catalysing New Technologies), which was subsequently formed by the acquisition of Inkjet Forum India – a leading knowledge sharing platform for inkjet printing technology founded by him. At Inkjet Forum India, Aditya was single handedly responsible for conceptualizing and organizing conferences and educations programs, in the area of digital textile printing and industrial inkjet.