11/10/2016 | 1 MINUTE READ

ASTM International Hires Director of Additive Manufacturing Programs

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The new director will track key AM trends, drivers and innovations while building and maintaining ASTM relationships.

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ASTM International has hired Mohsen Seifi, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research associate at Case Western Reserve University, to serve as director of additive manufacturing programs.

According to the organization, this action meets a need for in-house expertise at ASTM International at a time when technologies in the AM field are rapidly evolving and require nimble and accelerated approaches to the creation of new standards and related products, programs and services.

As director, Seifi will track key AM trends, drivers and innovations while also building relationships with ASTM members, external networks and professional organizations.

“Additive manufacturing technologies can produce strong and complex parts and products with less prototype construction, fewer dies and faster deployment,” Seifi says. “I am excited to be joining such a dynamic organization that has been at the forefront of additive manufacturing standards development, particularly as these technologies become widely adopted in the supply chain and as we move toward ‘Industry 4.0.’”

Seifi will play a key role in liaising with ASTM International’s Committee on Additive Manufacturing Technologies (F42), launched in 2009, as well as other committees interested in AM.  In addition, he will provide input and guidance to ASTM’s Smart Manufacturing Advisory Committee, a broad group of experts that collaborate on standards development across several cutting-edge areas.\

In addition, he will build on the success of existing ASTM International partnerships such as the Partner Standards Development Organization agreement with the International Standardization Organization (ISO), which celebrates its fifth anniversary this month. He will also work to maximize the potential of ASTM’s memoranda of understanding with America Makes (an innovation hub) and the 3MF Consortium while exploring future partnerships with industries, academia, and other organizations.

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