Standardization of Metal Additive Manufacturing
Research Project, 2019 – 2020

Additive manufacturing (AM) in metal is a relatively new technology under strong development and a fast growing market, where the lack of standards is an obstacle to realize increased industrialization and reach the market. The goal of the project is to prioritize the need for standardization based on input from Swedish industry to open the market. It is of the highest priority for Sweden to set a strategic scope on national level to identify the most important standardization issues and to guide the effort of contributing and influencing international standardization work.

The project will lay the foundation for a Swedish strategy for standardizing AM in metal, which is expected to lead to increased industrialization and increased market shares. The prioritization of needs from Swedish industry will be of great benefit for the standardization work that will be coordinated by the SIS Technical Committee for Additive Manufacturing TK563. The group participates and monitors Swedish interests in the collaboration to develop common international standards for additive manufacturing.

During the autumn, the project team will gather in the standardization needs of Swedish industry and then discuss and prioritize results at a workshop at the beginning of the year. After that a summarizing report will be written containing priorities, mapping of existing standards, vision for Sweden and recommendation for future activities. Finally, the result will then be spread to as many stakeholders as possible. The project will be carried out in close cooperation with the Swedish Arena for AM of Metal ( and CAM2, Center for AM-Metal.


Lars Nyborg (contact)

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Materials and manufacture


RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Göteborg, Sweden

SIS Swedish Standards Institute

Stockholm, Sweden

Swerim AB

Kista, Sweden



Project ID: 2019-01080
Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2020

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