The program(s) listed below are NOT included with AMUG Conference registration. Participation requires separate registration and is at an additional cost.

ASTM Course: Methods of Qualification and Certification for Additive Manufacturing

Methods of Qualification and Certification for Additive Manufacturing

Course Dates:

  • Saturday, March 9 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm)
  • Sunday, March 10 (8:30 am – 3:00 pm)

Course Location:

  • AMUG 2024, Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL

Course Instructors:

  • Dr. Martin White, ASTM
  • Shane Collins, Wohlers Associates

Details & Registration:

Course Level: Intermediate to Advanced users.

This course is aimed at those who are using, or plan to use, AM in serial or critical applications and would like to learn more about the routes to qualification and certification. Attendees would be required to have a strong background in additive manufacturing.

The instructors have in-depth experience in materials, qualification and certification, as well as making parts from additive manufacturing methods. The learning methods are based on logic and experience, and real-life best practices (and lessons learned!) will be shared.

This is not a series of lectures — there will be discussions, mini-workshops and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

The agenda:

Day 1 (3/9)

  • 8:00 – 8:30 am: Registration
  • 8:30 – 09:00 am: Welcome and Introduction
  • 9:00 – 10: 20 am: Foundations and Kick-off Workshop
  • Break
  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Classifications & Consequences
  • Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Requirements & Standards
  • Break
  • 2:20 – 4:30 pm: Route to Qualification & Certification

Day 2 (3/10)

  • 8:30 – 9:00 am: Recap of Day 1 and Q&A Session

  • 9:00 – 10:20 am: Material Properties, Allowables, Material Property Suite

  • Break

  • 10:30 – 11:45 am: Part Production Controls, NDE Considerations, Defects, Managing Supply Chain

  • Lunch

  • 12:45 – 1.30 pm: Qualification Testing & Service

  • 1.30 – 3:00 pm: Case Studies, Working Session for Critical Applications – how do we apply the learning from this course to our business and application?

Cost: $799.00 (early-bird rate through Feb. 9). $949.00 after Feb. 9.

Certified Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals (CAMF) Review Course & Exam

Course Dates:

  • Sunday, March 10 (7:30 am – 3:00 pm)

Course Location:

  • AMUG 2024, Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL

Course Instructor:

  • Sheku Kamara, MSOE

Details & Registration:

Course Level: Intermediate users

This one-day program includes a review course covering the foundations of additive manufacturing, followed by the Certified Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals (CAMF) exam. The review course and certification are ideal for individuals working in or seeking to work in additive manufacturing roles in automotive, aerospace, and medical equipment. It is also ideal for high schools and colleges as a capstone or stand-alone achievement to increase workforce readiness in additive manufacturing.

The four-hour review course is a discussion-oriented and interactive session with learning activities in which participants receive comprehensive introductory knowledge of the 3D printing technology and industry. Covering terms and definitions, software and hardware as well as discussing applications and case studies for each technology, you will begin to understand the benefits of 3D printing in a way that is relevant to your business needs. The course outline is aligned with the Additive Manufacturing Body of Knowledge (AMBOK) outlining the current state of knowledge in additive manufacturing, as well as areas that have been identified as important by a wide range of additive manufacturing professionals.


  • Identify the various 3D printing technologies & their benefits/limitations
  • Define the basic 3D printing process
  • Understand the benefits of 3D printing over traditional manufacturing processes
  • Understand the hardware & software for 3D digital file management
  • Identify common materials for each 3D printing technology
  • Identify basic safety & quality considerations specific to 3D printing

Following the review course, participants will take the Certified Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals (CAMF) exam. The three-hour exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and allows for open book and open notes. With a passing score of 70% or higher, individuals will be officially certified and may use the CAMF designation.

Instructor: Sheku Kamara

Date and Time
Sunday, March 10, 2024
Duration: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

  • Review Program: 7:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Lunch Break: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Exam: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605

Price: $395.00 per person