This standard will be used as a guideline for extending currently available standards in the field of mechanical testing of metals made by additive manufacturing. The intent is not to invent completely new standards, however developing guidelines based on existing standards is desired.
KeywordsAdditive Manufacturing; Tension, Compression, Fracture toughness, Fatigue, Fatigue Crack Growth, Anisotropy
While ASTM standards exist and continue to evolve for documenting the various mechanical properties for additively manufactured materials, such standards are only in their infancy with ASTM F42. Although measuring such properties has been documented in cast and/or wrought structural materials with various ASTM standards fewer standards have begun to systematically evaluate this in AM-processed systems. Currently available mechanical testing standards are not capable of addressing all of the requirements of testing for AM materials. Part of this relates to the current lack of ASTM standards for AM materials, although ASTM F42 is addressing these needs. This standard serves as a guideline in using currently available standards for measuring mechanical properties of materials made by additive manufacturing.
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