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Managing Quality & Safety in AM offered at America Makes


August 24, 2016

In conjunction with America Makes, UL AM is offering a condensed version of our Managing Quality & Safety in AM course at the upcoming Program Review and Members Meeting (PRMM) at America Makes in Youngstown, Ohio. The course is a discussion-oriented half-day session in which participants will gain a working knowledge of process and material hazard management and how to assure quality and safety in part production. The course is scheduled for Thursday, September 29, from 12:30pm – 5:00pm local time. Lunch is provided.

Paul Bates, Manager of the UL AMCC and course instructor, plans to have a full agenda for the session. Discussions will highlight AM facility safety management, identification and management of process and material hazards, and assessing conformance of parts manufactured using AM technologies.

Managing Quality & Safety Course Agenda

Time General Course Topic
12:30-1:00PM Lunch (provided)
1:00PM – 2:00PM




Key Safety Issues in AM
  • Overview of safety and quality in AM
  • Standards, certification and quality control frameworks
  • Key definitions and facility safety considerations
  • Four step hazard-based approach for AM
2:00 – 3:00PM


Quality and safety assessment of manufacturing facilities
  • Facility setup, building, and layout considerations
3:00 – 4:00PM



Key product safety issues in AM
  • Market factors affecting product safety
  • General product safety approach for AM
  • Ensuring manufacturing quality with AM systems
4:00 – 5:00PM




Part Testing
  • Creating a part assessment strategy
  • ASTM 2921: Standard Terminology for Additive Manufacturing – Coordinate Systems and Test Methodologies
  • ASTM 2971: Standard Practice for Reporting Test Specimens Prepared by Additive Manufacturing

Register today!

Are you an America Makes member? Receive a 10% registration discount. Simply use the code AMMQS16 at checkout. For more pricing information and to register today, please visit the detailed course information page.

To learn more about America Makes and the PRMM, please visit the America Makes site.