Webinar: Understanding Qualification and Industrialization


Are you experiencing challenges getting into additive metal production? Do you know what it takes to meet the standards in your industry? Innovation requires breaking through, however qualification and safety come first when adopting additive technology into new products. As organizations shift into full-scale commercial production, they must overcome several barriers to achieve qualification. Achieving qualification requires a deep understanding of standards, acquiring data, streamlining process workflows, and meeting many industry and company requirements. At GE Additive, we use our own companies’ experience to guide customers along their additive journey. This will be an interactive discussion to help you think about your own path to production.


  • Leonhard Klein, Senior Manager Technology, GE Additive 
  • Mark Shaw, Additive Leader, GE Additive


Mark Shaw is Director of Government Programs and Technology for GE Additive to provide additive solutions to government customers. Mark has previously worked closely with the aviation regulatory authorities to develop an additive product qualification process roadmap for flight hardware. Mark continues to be one of GE’s primary additive leaders for AM qualification and certification. Mark joined the GE Additive team in 2017. Initially, Mark was part of the team to integrate the newly acquired Concept Laser machine business into the recently formed GE Additive business. In March of 2011, Mark was hired to lead the GE Aviation LEAP fuel nozzle team, which is believed by some to be the catalyst to begin the industrialization of additive manufacturing. He was an additive technical leader on the GE Catalyst program which is GE’s first engine with significant additive content including major engine structures. Mark was the primary GE additive focal with regulatory agencies during the certification both the fuel nozzle the Catalyst.

Prior to working with additive technologies, Mark held various positions of technical, management, and business leadership within GE Aviation. Mark was the GE90 Repair Shop Services Engineering Leader, Combustor Design Principal Engineer, and Engine Externals Senior Staff Engineer. Mark has also worked for Johnson & Johnson as a medical device Project Director. Mark received a Bachelor on Mechanical Engineering from Geneva College in Beaver Fall, PA.


Leonhard Klein is the Technical Standards Leader at GE Additive. Leonhard holds a Master’s degree and PhD in Materials Science from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany and has extensive experience in additive manufacturing, materials engineering and technical standardization. In several standards developing organizations (SDOs) such as DIN NA 145, ISO/TC 261, ASTM F42, and SAE-AMS-AM, Leonhard represents GE Additive and drives international standardization on AM in order to help our customers on their path to production and provide them with a proper set of standards and guidelines to achieve qualification. He holds several positions such as Vice Chair of the German mirror committee to ISO/TC 261, Convenor of the ISO/ASTM Joint Advisory Group (JAG), and Liaison Officer between ASTM F42 and SAE-AMS-AM. In order to develop and execute GE Additive’s strategy on Additive external standards Leonhard is coordinating a global group of GE Additive experts.


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