Additive Manufacturing Benchmarks 2018 (AM-Bench 2018)

June 18-21, 2018 ● National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Headquarters
Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

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Symposium Deadline: March 1, 2018

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Benchmark tests are now available. Submit your simulation results by May 18, 2018.

Additive Manufacturing Benchmarks 2018 (AM-Bench 2018) is the first in a series of events focused on validating and improving the accuracy of model predictions and developing universally accepted quantitative measurement approaches for all additive manufacturing (AM) materials and methods.


Symposium Abstract Deadline:
March 1, 2018

Benchmark Tests Announced:
February 20, 2018

Benchmark Tests Deadline:
May 18, 2018

Discount Registration Deadline:
May 25, 2018

Housing Deadline:
May 25, 2018

Conference Dates:
June 18-21, 2018


By addressing a critical barrier to widespread adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, the AM-Bench measurements and associated conference series will make a significant impact on the global additive manufacturing community. AM researchers, practitioners, end-users, modelers, and vendors are invited to contribute to the outcomes of AM-Bench 2018 as follows:

  • Present your latest work as part of the AM-Bench 2018 Benchmark Measurement and Modeling Symposium that examines quantitative measurements, state-of-the-art models, end user modeling needs, and future directions.
    Abstracts are being accepted now through March 1, 2018.
  • Participate in the AM-Bench 2018 benchmark challenges, encompassing both metals and polymers. Simulation results are due by the May 18, 2018, deadline.
  • Attend AM-Bench 2018 to learn about the current state-of-the-art measurements and models, provide input into future benchmark tests, and network with your customers and AM experts.

Confirmed invited speakers for AM-Bench 2018 include:

  • Andrew Allen, Physicist, NIST
  • Patrick Anderson, Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU Eindhoven)
  • Rachael Andrulonis, Senior Research Engineer, National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University
  • Jim Belak, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
  • Donald Brown, Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
  • Carelyn Campbell, Researcher, NIST
  • Michele Chiumenti, Universidad Politecnica de Cataluna
  • Ryan Dehoff, Group Leader, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • Jonathan Guyer, Leaders of Mechanical Performance Group, NIST
  • Eric Lass, Materials Research Engineer, NIST
  • Lars-Erik Lindgren, Professor, Luleå University of Technology
  • Ade Makinde, Principal Engineer, GE Global Research Center
  • Ibo Matthews, Physicist, LLNL
  • Vicky Nguyen, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  • Greg Olson, Walter P. Murphy Professor, Northwestern University, and QuesTek Innovations
  • Deepankar Pal, Chief Scientist, 3DSim
  • Garrit Peters, Professor, TU Eindhoven
  • David Rowenhorst, Metallurgist, Naval Research Laboratory
  • Mark Stoudt, Materials Research Engineer, NIST
  • Tao Sun, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory
  • John Turner, Group Leader, ORNL
  • Gregory Wagner, Associate Professor, Northwestern University

Meeting Sponsors and Organizers

AM-Bench 2018 is sponsored by the TMS Additive Manufacturing Committee, Process Technology and Modeling Committee, and Integrated Computational Materials Engineering Committee, in collaboration with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and the Army Research Laboratory (ARL).

Organizing Committee
Brandon Lane, NIST
Lyle Levine, NIST

Richard Fonda, NRL
Jarred Heigel, NIST
Brandon McWilliams, ARL
Kalman Migler, NIST
Shawn Moylan, NIST
Mark Stoudt, NIST

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