ASTM International selected EWI and Auburn University-NASA for its first-ever Center of Excellence, which will focus on additive manufacturing (AM). The organizations and their partners will work to create a global innovation hub that advances technical standards, related R&D and education and training. Columbus, Ohio-based EWI will work to build industry consortia, leveraging the organization’s track record of developing, testing and implementing advanced-manufacturing technologies. In addition to its research activities, part of Auburn University’s role will be to develop education and training resources and tools.

“This game-changing collaboration will build a strong foundation for the future of additive manufacturing,” said Katharine Morgan, president of ASTM International. “The synergy among Auburn, NASA and EWI will help fill industry gaps and accelerate innovation. It’s clear that this new center has the potential to shape the future of industries like aerospace, automotive and medical.”