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This specification applies to plastic parts that are created using powder bed fusion processes, including unfilled formulations and formulations containing fillers, functional additives (for example, flame retardant), and reinforcements or combinations thereof. The requirements are intended for use by manufacturers of plastic parts using powder bed fusion and for customers procuring such parts. The specification covers process classification, ordering information, materials (material specification and virgin powder), fabrication of test specimens, and material processing. Dimensional tolerances, source inspection, retest and rejection of parts, material and process certification, certification for parts, and identification marking of product are also specified, together with part packaging and package marking. A figure presents the specifications for mechanical testing of powder bed fusion polymer parts.
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1.1 This specification describes a method for defining requirements and ensuring component integrity for plastic parts created using powder bed fusion processes. Materials include unfilled formulations and formulations containing fillers, functional additives (for example, flame retardant), and reinforcements or combinations thereof. Processes include all powder bed fusion processes as defined in Terminology .
1.2 This specification is intended for use by manufacturers of plastic parts using powder bed fusion and for customers procuring such parts.
1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
ISO StandardsISO 13485 Medical Devices - Quality Management System ISO 15512 Plastics - Determination of Water Content - Second Edition ISO 3310-1 Test Sieves - Technical Requirements and Testing - Part 1: Test Sieves of Metal Wire Cloth ISO 527-1 Determination of tensile products - Part 1: General principles ISO 9001 Quality management systems - Requirements
Other StandardsAS9100 Quality Systems - Aerospace - Model for Quality Assurance in Design, Development, Production, Installation and Servicing Available from SAE International (SAE), 400 Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale, PA 15096-0001, http://www.sae.org. ASQC C1 Standard C1 Specification of General Requirements for a Quality Program Available from American Society for Quality (ASQ), 600 N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203, http://www.asq.org.
D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
D4000 Classification System for Specifying Plastic Materials
D6779 Classification System for and Basis of Specification for Polyamide Molding and Extrusion Materials (PA)
D6980 Test Method for Determination of Moisture in Plastics by Loss in Weight
E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves
F2792 Terminology for Additive Manufacturing Technologies,
ICS Number Code 83.080.01 (Plastics in general)
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ASTM F3091 / F3091M-14, Standard Specification for Powder Bed Fusion of Plastic Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top