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A new standard for AM business models

Protean Advanced recently participated in a scoping workshop at the British Standards Institute for Publicly Available Specification PAS 6001. The need for standards for AM have attracted a lot of attention in recent years; it’s widely acknowledged that standards are essential to driving adoption of AM. These have traditionally focused on the technical aspects of materials and processes; as such, there has been very little work on defining standards for the commercial aspects of AM. Having the tools to create a robust business case for AM is essential to the adoption of the technology; this is often where engineering businesses stumble as their commercial teams do not have a deep understanding of the financial implications of AM. By bringing together experts from across the AM industry and supply chain, BSI hope to publish guidance that will help company executives and senior management to ask the right questions, essential to successful implementation.

The PAS is due to be released for public consultation in Summer 2019 before publication towards the end of the year. If you would like to be involved in this consultation, please get in touch. 

Protean Advanced have extensive experience in helping organisations to understand the financial and supply chain implications of AM; our consultants can help your build a business case that works for you. Get in touch to find out more about the services that we offer.

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