This specification covers Titanium 6Al-4V products fabricated by EBM. The parts as deposited from this process are used typically for machining preforms in applications that require mechanical properties similar to wrought mill and recrystallized annealed products, but end use parts can be fabricated directly from the EBM process.
Several large companies have internal specs for EBM of Ti6-4 parts. Standardization is necessary to grow the supplier base. The users will be primarily aerospace industry companies, though this will benefit general industry. A medical (FDA) version could be modified from this standard as well. The task group responsible for this work item decided to create a new document with EBM and laser sintering rolled into one spec that covers powder bed processes.
Additive Manufacturing, Electron Beam Melting, Titanium powder
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
Citing ASTM Standards
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