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Shane Collins

Additive Industries is proud to announce that its General Manager of the North America Process & Application Development Center, Shane Collins, received the prestigious ASTM Award of Merit.

The ASTM International Board of Directors selected Collins for the Award of Merit for his contribution to Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies. The award of Merit was established in 1949 by the Board of Directors and is the highest award granted by the Society to an individual member for distinguished service and outstanding participation in ASTM International committee activities.

“I am honored to be selected by the ASTM Board of Directors for this award and to receive the recognition for my contribution to Committee F42 and the additive manufacturing industry at large”, said Collins.

“Since taking the Chair position of F42.05 Material and Process in 2011, our subcommittee has published over a dozen standards with more on the way. This could only be possible with the dedicated efforts of the entire Subcommittee team for which I am extremely grateful. I would also like to thank the ASTM Staff Members for their help and guidance as we have evolved from a new Committee in 2009 to one that now includes complex development agreements with a number of standards development organizations including ISO”, he added.

The ASTM standards development process is consensus based and requires industry experts to volunteer their time and energy to write critical industry standards.

“What many people fail to understand is the financial contribution by the members’ employers, such as Additive Industries, for travel expenses and time at meetings, said Collins. Without their support consensus based standards development would not be possible”, he continued.

“Additive Industries manufactures the world’s first dedicated equipment for industrial metal additive manufacturing systems and we recognize the impact standards have on the commerce of parts produced additively. We are pleased to support Shane and his standardization efforts with ASTM that will impact the future of manufacturing”, said Daan A.J. Kersten, CEO of Additive Industries.

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