ASTM F3122 - 14

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

    Active Standard ASTM F3122 | Developed by Subcommittee: F42.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 10.04


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    1. Scope

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

    1.2 As noted in many of these referenced standards, there are several factors that may influence the reported properties, including material, material anisotropy, method of material preparation, porosity, method of specimen preparation, testing environment, specimen alignment and gripping, testing speed, and testing temperature. These factors should be recorded, to the extent that they are known, according to Practice F2971 and the guidelines of the referenced standards.

    1.3 The following standards are not referred to directly in the guide but also have information that may be useful in the testing of metal test specimens made via additive manufacturing: A370, A1058, B211, B348, B557, B565, B724, B769, E3, E6, E7, E290, E467, E468, E837, E915, E1049,E1823, E1942.

    1.4 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 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.

    ASTM Standards

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    A1058 Test Methods for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products--Metric

    B211 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Rolled or Cold Finished Bar, Rod, and Wire

    B348 Specification for Titanium and Titanium Alloy Bars and Billets

    B557 Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products

    B565 Test Method for Shear Testing of Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Rivets and Cold-Heading Wire and Rods

    B645 Practice for Linear-Elastic Plane-Strain Fracture Toughness Testing of Aluminum Alloys

    B646 Practice for Fracture Toughness Testing of Aluminum Alloys

    B647 Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Aluminum Alloys by Means of a Webster Hardness Gage

    B648 Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Aluminum Alloys by Means of a Barcol Impressor

    B724 Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Aluminum Alloys by Means of a Newage, Portable, Non-Caliper-Type Instrument

    B769 Test Method for Shear Testing of Aluminum Alloys

    B909 Guide for Plane Strain Fracture Toughness Testing of Non-Stress Relieved Aluminum Products

    E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens

    E6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing

    E7 Terminology Relating to Metallography

    E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    E9 Test Methods of Compression Testing of Metallic Materials at Room Temperature

    E10 Test Method for Brinell Hardness of Metallic Materials

    E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials

    E21 Test Methods for Elevated Temperature Tension Tests of Metallic Materials

    E23 Test Methods for Notched Bar Impact Testing of Metallic Materials

    E111 Test Method for Youngs Modulus, Tangent Modulus, and Chord Modulus

    E132 Test Method for Poissons Ratio at Room Temperature

    E140 Hardness Conversion Tables for Metals Relationship Among Brinell Hardness, Vickers Hardness, Rockwell Hardness, Superficial Hardness, Knoop Hardness, Scleroscope Hardness, and Leeb Hardness

    E143 Test Method for Shear Modulus at Room Temperature

    E209 Practice for Compression Tests of Metallic Materials at Elevated Temperatures with Conventional or Rapid Heating Rates and Strain Rates

    E238 Test Method for Pin-Type Bearing Test of Metallic Materials

    E290 Test Methods for Bend Testing of Material for Ductility

    E292 Test Methods for Conducting Time-for-Rupture Notch Tension Tests of Materials

    E384 Test Method for Knoop and Vickers Hardness of Materials

    E399 Test Method for Linear-Elastic Plane-Strain Fracture Toughness KIc of Metallic Materials

    E448 Practice for Scleroscope Hardness Testing of Metallic Materials

    E466 Practice for Conducting Force Controlled Constant Amplitude Axial Fatigue Tests of Metallic Materials

    E467 Practice for Verification of Constant Amplitude Dynamic Forces in an Axial Fatigue Testing System

    E468 Practice for Presentation of Constant Amplitude Fatigue Test Results for Metallic Materials

    E606 Test Method for Strain-Controlled Fatigue Testing

    E647 Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates

    E740 Practice for Fracture Testing with Surface-Crack Tension Specimens

    E837 Test Method for Determining Residual Stresses by the Hole-Drilling Strain-Gage Method

    E915 Test Method for Verifying the Alignment of X-Ray Diffraction Instrumentation for Residual Stress Measurement

    E1049 Practices for Cycle Counting in Fatigue Analysis

    E1221 Test Method for Determining Plane-Strain Crack-Arrest Fracture Toughness, KIa, of Ferritic Steels

    E1290 Test Method for Crack-Tip Opening Displacement (CTOD) Fracture Toughness Measurement

    E1304 Test Method for Plane-Strain (Chevron-Notch) Fracture Toughness of Metallic Materials

    E1450 Test Method for Tension Testing of Structural Alloys in Liquid Helium

    E1457 Test Method for Measurement of Creep Crack Growth Times and Rates in Metals

    E1681 Test Method for Determining Threshold Stress Intensity Factor for Environment-Assisted Cracking of Metallic Materials

    E1820 Test Method for Measurement of Fracture Toughness

    E1823 Terminology Relating to Fatigue and Fracture Testing

    E1875 Test Method for Dynamic Youngs Modulus, Shear Modulus, and Poissons Ratio by Sonic Resonance

    E1876 Test Method for Dynamic Youngs Modulus, Shear Modulus, and Poissons Ratio by Impulse Excitation of Vibration

    E1942 Guide for Evaluating Data Acquisition Systems Used in Cyclic Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics Testing

    E2368 Practice for Strain Controlled Thermomechanical Fatigue Testing

    E2472 Test Method for Determination of Resistance to Stable Crack Extension under Low-Constraint Conditions

    E2714 Test Method for Creep-Fatigue Testing

    E2760 Test Method for Creep-Fatigue Crack Growth Testing

    E2789 Guide for Fretting Fatigue Testing

    F2792 Terminology for Additive Manufacturing Technologies,

    F2971 Practice for Reporting Data for Test Specimens Prepared by Additive Manufacturing


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.040.10 (Mechanical testing of metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101704(Steel); 11172000(Aluminum based alloys)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3122-14

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3122-14, Standard Guide for Evaluating Mechanical Properties of Metal Materials Made via Additive Manufacturing Processes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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