TMS2019 Professional Development Events

Additive Manufacturing Standards, Qualification, and Certification Workshop

Sunday, March 10, 2019
1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
San Antonio, Texas
Sponsored by:
TMS Additive Manufacturing Committee; TMS Powder Materials Committee; TMS Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division; TMS Structural Materials Division
Mohsen Seifi, ASTM International; Mark Shaw, GE Additive; Douglas Wells, NASA; Michael Gorelik, Federal Aviation Administration


As the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry moves towards series industrial production, the need for standardization covering all aspects of the technology becomes ever more prevalent. To ensure quality and consistency, robust qualification and certification (Q&C) procedures are also needed for additive manufactured (AM) components. This short course reviews current standardization landscape, as well as Q&C considerations and best practices from industry and regulatory perspectives. Current standardization gaps, challenges, and opportunities will be also discussed along with additional insights into evolving Q&C methods and framework.

Who Attends?

This workshop is designed for people in the materials community already familiar with AM processes who want to learn more about standardization, qualification and certification efforts. Academics and researchers will also benefit from discussions about current challenges to the full adoption of AM.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn about qualification and certification best practices from industry and regulatory perspectives.
  • Participants will gain insights into evolving qualification and certification methods.

Instructor Biographies

Mohsen Seifi is the Director of Global Additive Manufacturing Programs at ASTM International. He joined ASTM International in 2016 as a director of additive manufacturing (AM) programs, in which he facilitates standardization activities across all ASTM AM related technical committees and building new partnerships as well as development of new AM standards-related programs within diverse ASTM portfolios. He also has an appointment as an adjunct assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, USA. He has co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications and has presented more than 50 invited and keynote talks at various technical meetings, industries, and government agencies while also receiving various technical society honors and awards. He currently serves as a global director of AM programs at ASTM International, Washington DC office, and is responsible for the ASTM AM center of excellence (CoE) program. ASTM AM CoE currently has four founding partners and one strategic partner with about seven different locations across the globe. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University in materials science and engineering with emphasis on metal AM qualification and standardization and has conducted extensive work on the field funded by various organizations.

Mark Shaw is the Industrialization and Certification Leader at GE Additive. Shaw is responsible for developing GE AddWorks™ industrialization product portfolio across multiple industry sectors. He has worked closely with the aviation regulatory authorities to develop a product qualification process roadmap for flight hardware. He is also leading a team to provide additive solutions to DoD customer-defined use cases. Shaw joined GE Additive in 2017. Initially, he was part of the team to integrate the newly acquired Concept Laser machine business into the recently formed GE Additive business. In March of 2011, he was hired to lead the GE Aviation LEAP fuel nozzle team, which is believed by some to be the catalyst to begin the industrialization of additive manufacturing. He was an additive technical leader on the Advanced Turboprop (ATP) program, which is GE’s first engine with significant additive content including major engine structures. Shaw was the primary GE additive focal with regulatory agencies during the certification of both the fuel nozzle and the ATP. Prior to working with additive technologies, Shaw held various positions of technical, management, and business leadership within GE Aviation. He was the GE90 Repair Shop Services Engineering Leader, Combustor Design Principal Engineer, and Engine Externals Senior Staff Engineer. He has also worked for Johnson & Johnson as a medical device Project Director. He received a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

Douglas N. Wells is a structural materials engineer in the Materials and Processes Laboratory at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Wells has twenty-five years of experience in fatigue, damage tolerance, and fracture control of flight structures. For the past seven years, he has focused on developing methodologies for the qualification and certification of additively manufactured spaceflight hardware, including the development of the first NASA standard to establish requirements for incorporating additively manufactured hardware into flight vehicles for NASA and its commercial partners. In addition to standards development for NASA, Wells is actively engaged with the broader international standards community working in additive manufacturing, including ASTM and SAE. Currently, much of his time is spent on the interpretation of certification requirements for additively manufactured hardware on a variety of NASA missions. Wells came to NASA following his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering at Virginia Tech and also holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

Michael Gorelik is the Chief Scientist for Fatigue and Damage Tolerance at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He has over 25 years of experience in the areas of fracture mechanics, fatigue, damage tolerance, and probabilistic methods. He successfully applied this expertise to design and certification of aerospace products, fleet management and risk assessment, root cause analysis, definition of manufacturing process controls, and coordination of R&D programs and consortia. At the FAA, Gorelik supports various certification programs, development of advisory materials and rule making activities across the Agency, and research and evaluation of new technologies such as AM. He represents the FAA on the America Makes Governance Board and serves as an advisor for the ASTM AM Center of Excellence. Prior to joining the FAA, Gorelik was an Engineering Fellow at Honeywell Aerospace working in the areas of life prediction and durability assessment of safety-critical components. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Illinois, and an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, as well as a number of industry certifications and awards.

Registration Rates

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(on or before February 1)
Standard Registration Rate
(after February 1)
Member $250 $275
Non-member $275 $300
Student $200 $225

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