Additive Manufacturing Standarization Technical Committee

CEN/TC 438 ‘Additive Manufacturing’ was newly created in January 2015 with a UNM Secretariat on behalf of AFNOR.

Main objectives and priorities:  In order to ensure consistency and harmonization with international standards, the priority is to apply the Vienna agreement with ISO/TC 261: publish the ISO standards as EN ISO.  The main objective is to standardize the processes of Additive Manufacturing, their process chains (hard- and software), test procedures, environnemental issues, quality parameters, supply agreements, fundamentals and vocabularies.

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NEW AM ROADMAP DEVELOPMENT: you can also participate!

FoFAM CSA in collaboration with AM platform is developing a new a roadmap for AM market deployment. It will reflect the main technical and non-technical actions to be carried out based on the identification of market trends and AM challenges. AM related technology capabilities and enablers localised within the projects and European regions will be also analysed. The roadmap will be published in 2016.


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European Economic and Social Committee: Opinon Report on Additive Manufacturing

On May 2015, the EESC has published an Opinion paper called: "Living tomorrow. 3D printing a tool to empower the European economy. (Greatest growth potential in the industrial sector)"

3D printing, in combination with the internet, robotics and open-source software, will result in a new industrial revolution with profound implications over the coming years for national economies, business models and education.

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Report on Smart Specialisation Strategies in NMP

The study, undertaken on behalf of DG Research and Innovation, called " Analysis of Smart Specialisation Strategies in Nanotechnologies, Advanced Manufacturing and Process Technologies" is now available at:


The principal aim of the study was to identify and map priorities, declared strategies, emerging trends, instruments envisaged, estimated funding volumes and modalities regarding the Key Enabling Technologies (KETs).

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