PAMA is on a mission to make photopolymer additive manufacturing (PAM) more accessible and to increase the safe and responsible adoption of these technologies.

PAMA Working Committees

  • Materials Characterization
  • Hardware Characterization
  • Environment, Health, and Safety
  • Government Partnerships & Regulation

Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing Alliance

A collaboration between the National Institutes for Standards and Technology (NIST) and RadTech is an alliance of industry, academic, governmental, and NGO organizations with the goal of bringing commonly accepted standards and practices to the field of PAM.

Through voluntary self-regulation and working in collaboration with government agencies, we seek to help ensure PAM technologies are adopted in a safe and responsible manner.

Press Releases & Announcements

PAMA Webinar: Working Safely with Resin-based Additive Manufacturing Machines

January 24, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST :: Resin-based additive manufacturing processes such as vat photopolymerization and material jetting involve curing liquid resins to build objects. Feedstock resins for these processes can contain chemicals that are known lung or skin irritants and/or sensitizers. This webinar will present an overview of potential adverse health effects from exposure to resin constituents, review current research to understand if and how users might be exposed to resin constituents and to what extent, and describe pragmatic approaches to minimize exposure potential.

PAMA Webinar: Flame Resistant Photopolymers for Additive Manufacturing

December 13, 2022 :: As additive manufactured components enter various industrial applications, critical end-users have identified a new requirement for the industry to grapple with: UL flammability testing.

Prepare for Launch | RadLaunch 2023 Applications Are Open

RadTech, the non profit for ultraviolet and electron beam technologies, and the Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing Alliance (PAMA) invites students, university labs, start-ups, and new technology developers to apply to be a part of RadLaunch 2023, the UV+EB technology industry education accelerator, focused on unique and novel technologies.

RadTech and PAMA Support the U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Heat Shot™

Ultraviolet Curing included as a “Key Pathway”  

RadTech, the Association for UV+EB technologies and PAMA, the Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing Alliance, support the new Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Heat Shot™ initiative.

PAMA Appoints Michelle Bockman as Board Member, Sets Working Committees

The Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing Alliance (PAMA), welcomes Michelle Bockman, President, STANLEY X, as a new Executive Advisory Board Member. Bockman leads efforts to identify and build new sources of growth and innovation in key areas of Stanley Black & Decker, including internal startup incubation, ecosystem development and company partnerships.

NIST: Additive Manufacturing Benchmark Test Series (AM-BENCH)

AM-Bench provides a continuing series of controlled benchmark measurements, in conjunction with a conference series, with the primary goal of enabling modelers to test their simulations against rigorous, highly controlled additive manufacturing benchmark test data.

New Group to Drive Innovation in 3D Printing Industries

The Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing Alliance (PAMA) will Kick off Activities at RadTech 2022 in Orlando

PAMA Members Represent Multiple Stake Holders

PAMA Thanks our Members!!

Founding Corporate Members
  • Dymax
  • Osaka Organic Chemical Ind. Ltd
Corporate Supplier Members
  • 3D Systems
  • allnex
  • Ameralabs
  • Arkema
  • Henkel Corp
  • IGM Resins
  • Miwon North America
  • NAGASE Specialty Materials NA LLC
  • Rahn
  • TE Connectivity
PAMA Members represent the following organizations:
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Met-L-Flo, Inc.
  • MicroTau
  • Mighty Buildings Inc
  • MIT
  • Montana State University
  • National Institutes of Standards and Technology
  • PrintFoam
  • Prismatic Manufacturing
  • Rapid Prototyping Consortium–MSOE
  • South Dakota Mines
  • Stanley X
  • Tactile Materials Solutions
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Denver
  • Vitro3D

What types of questions does PAMA seek to answer?

  • How do we ensure that 3D printed parts are fully cured and not leaking or off-gassing materials in a consumer’s home?
  • How can we ensure the safe transport and disposal of 3D printing resins in industry and in the home? What protocols are necessary to protect the environment?
  • How can we calibrate light delivery rates to a universally accepted calibration standard?
  • Should material properties be reported in a standard format to make selection easier for end-users?
  • How can we ensure that 3D printing hardware remains operating to specification and/or notifies the user when service is needed?
  • How can we overcome the challenges of documenting and reporting hazards to ease the adoption of technology in new markets?