A New Welding Standard for Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) is a rapidly expanding technology with great potential for novel component design. However, there are aspects of this advancing technology that present challenges for ensuring AM component quality. This training will provide visibility and understanding of the new AWS standard for the fabrication of additively manufactured metal components.

The two-part course will first introduce metal AM processes, including design and fabrication challenges and potential sources for variability. In the second part of the course, there will be an in-depth discussion of the AWS D20.1/D20.1M standard, Specification for Fabrication of Metal Components using Additive Manufacturing. This standard delivers comprehensive requirements for the design, qualification, fabrication, and inspection of metal AM components.

Attendees will earn 3 PDHs or 0.3 CEUs upon completion of the sessions and passing a quiz.


Member: $190
Non-member: $240

Attendees will receive a PDF of D20.1 with registration

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the basics of metal additive manufacturing processes.
  • Understand the potential sources of quality variability in the fabrication of metal AM components.
  • Apply the AWS D20.1 standard to the qualification and fabrication of metal components.

Webinar Schedule

Each live webinar is composed of 2, 1.5 hour sessions spreading across 2 days.
Tuesday and Wednesday; 1 – 2:30pm ET

Session 1
July 20 – 21
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Jessica Coughlin

Jessica Coughlin

Jessica Coughlin has spent the past fifteen years supporting the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program as an employee at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, where she holds the title of Advisor Engineer. Jessica has utilized her Materials Science and Engineering degrees (B.S. – University of Illinois, M.S. – University of Pittsburgh) as a foundation for becoming a subject matter expert in welding engineering and additive manufacturing (AM).

She has recently been focusing on fundamental research in support of the generation of quality standards for rapidly advancing metal AM technologies. In her position as vice-chair of the American Welding Society D20 committee on additive manufacturing, she played a pivotal role in the creation of a pioneering AM standard, AWS D20.1/D20.1M/2019, Specification for Fabrication of Metal Components using Additive Manufacturing. Jessica is currently serving as chair of the AWS D20 committee.

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