Additive Manufacturing Benchmarks 2018 (AM-Bench 2018)

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


Online registration is now closed.

Online registration for the AM-Bench 2018 conference closed at 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, June 8. Because NIST Headquarters, the conference location, is a controlled access facility, onsite registration will not be available for this event. There may be availability for pre-registration on a very limited basis. Please contact TMS staff at to check availability.

AM-Bench 2018 will be held June 18 through June 21, 2018. Registration includes the following:

  • Daily lunch
  • Wednesday dinner event
  • Refreshment beaks during session intermissions, coordinated with exhibit and poster viewing

Attendees are required to register and badges must be worn for admission to technical sessions, the exhibition and all conference events.

Discount Registration Deadline: May 25, 2018

AM-Bench 2018 registration will close at 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on June 8, 2018. Onsite registration will not be available for this event.

Registration Rates

Registering As Discount Rate
Through May 25, 2018
Standard Rate
After May 25, 2018
Member $545 $645
Nonmember* $655 $755
Student Member $250 $250
Student Nonmember** $325 $325

*Includes TMS e-membership (no print JOM) through December 31, 2019.
**Copy of student school identification card must accompany form.

About NIST Facility Access

Because NIST is a controlled-access facility, supplementary information will be required for all non-U.S. citizens. Once you register for AM-Bench 2018, TMS will be in touch with those individuals who indicated on the registration form that they are not a U.S. citizen. These individuals will need to complete a NIST visitor access registration form*. This step is required to process entry into the NIST headquarters facility and should be completed as soon as possible. The NIST access registration site closes on June 11, 2018.

After completing the NIST access registration form, NIST staff will submit registrant information to security and will alert TMS if an issue arises. TMS will monitor the status of registrations with NIST and will notify registrants of their approval status.

All AM-Bench 2018 attendees will also be required to present photo ID onsite upon entry to the NIST Gaithersburg facility.

U.S. citizens must provide: Non-U.S. citizens must provide:
  • Valid passport (original only); OR
  • Alien registration card (green card)

Attendees who are planning on driving to NIST Gaithersburg and bringing a vehicle onto the campus must also provide their vehicle registration card.

* Please note that the visitor access registration process is completely regulated by NIST. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12.

Conference Location

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Headquarters
100 Bureau Drive,
Gaithersburg, MD 20899

All AM-Bench 2018 technical sessions, inclusive of lunches and exhibit and poster viewing, will take place at NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. All visitors, both domestic and international, must be pre-registered in the NIST Visitor System and present valid, original specified identification. Check back regularly for updated visitor registration and access processes specific to AM-Bench 2018. Visit the NIST Campus Access and Security website for general information.


Meeting Policies

Cancellation Policy: Requests for cancellations must be made in writing (by e-mail or mail) to TMS. A $75 processing fee is charged for all cancellations. No refunds will be processed after the registration deadline.

Anti-Harassment Policy: In all activities, TMS is committed to providing a professional environment free of harassment, disrespectful behavior, or other unprofessional conduct. TMS requires all attendees to abide by the Anti-Harassment Policy.

Photography and Recording Policy: TMS reserves the right to all audio and video reproductions of presentations at TMS-sponsored meetings. By registering for this conference, all attendees acknowledge that they may be photographed by TMS personnel while at events, and that those photos may be used for promotional purposes, in and on TMS publications and websites, and on social media sites.

Any recording of sessions (audio, video, still photography, etc.) intended for personal use, distribution, publication, or copyright without the express written consent of TMS and the individual authors is strictly prohibited. Attendees violating this policy may be asked to leave the session.

Americans with Disabilities Act: TMS strongly supports the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination against, and promotes public accessibility for, those with disabilities. In support of, and in compliance with ADA, we ask those requiring specific equipment or services to contact TMS Meeting Services in advance.

TMS Diversity and Inclusion Statement: The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is committed to advancing diversity in the minerals, metals, and materials professions, and to promoting an inclusive professional culture that welcomes and engages all who seek to contribute to the field. TMS recognizes that a diverse minerals, metals, and materials workforce is critical to ensuring that all viewpoints, perspectives, and talents are brought to bear in addressing complex science and engineering challenges. To build and nurture this diverse professional community, TMS welcomes and actively engages the participation of underrepresented groups in all of its initiatives and endeavors.

Dietary Requests: TMS will work with the meeting facility/hotel to meet attendee dietary requests, provided staff is informed of the special request at least 24 hours in advance of the request. Please indicate dietary restrictions when registering.

Time Zones: Unless otherwise noted, all times for this conference and related events will take place in the local time zone, Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -04:00).

Language: The meeting and all presentations, program materials, and signage will be in English.

Currency: All meeting fees are expressed in U.S. dollars (USD).

For More Information

For more information about this meeting, please complete the meeting inquiry form or contact:

TMS Meeting Services
5700 Corporate Drive Suite 750
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
U.S. and Canada Only: 1-800-759-4867
Other Countries: 1-724-776-9000, ext. 241
Fax: 1-724-776-3770