ASTM WK43112

    New Guide for Evaluating Mechanical Properties of Materials Made via Additive Manufacturing Processes

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F42.01 | Committee F42 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This standard serves as a guide for existing standards or variations of existing standards that may be applicable to determine specific mechanical properties of materials made with an additive manufacturing processes.

    This standard serves as a guide to existing standards that may be applicable for measuring the mechanical properties of parts made via additive manufacturing. Currently there are no AM-specific ASTM standards that provide measurement methods for the mechanical properties of AM parts. Until such AM-specific standards are developed this document will reference existing standard methods that may be applicable, and as such is useful to those who need to measure the mechanical properties of AM parts.


    tension test; tensile strength; yield strength; notched specimen; compression testing; bearing test; bearing strength; bearing pin; bend testing; plastic deformation; Youngs modulus; Elastic modulus; Poisons ratio; Shear modulus; tangent modulus; chord modulus; linear elastic; inelastic; nonlinear elastic; anisotropic; torsion testing; rotating; hardness; Brinell hardness; Vickers hardness; Knopp hardness; Rockwell hardness; Scleroscope hardness; Webster; Barcol; Newage; hardness conversion; fatigue testing; fatigue life; force-controlled; strain-controlled; dynamic elastic properties; thermomechanical; crack formation; pre-cracked; crack-arrest fracture toughness; torque-controlled; fracture toughness; quasi-static; R-curves; point value; Chevron-shaped-notch; crack-tip opening displacement; CTOD; impact testing; Charpy; Izod; crack growth

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    John Slotwinski


    F42 (14-03)

    Ballot Item Approved as F3122-2014 and Pending Publication