Work Item
ASTM WK66029

New Guide for Mechanical Testing of Polymer Additively Manufactured Materials

1. Scope

To develop a standard guide(s) that will document and address the key learnings consisting of testing modification, interpretation of results, or validity of test methods - found when using mechanical test methods during a test program for additively manufactured specimens.


Non-metallic additive manufacturing (AM); polymer additive manufacturing (AM); material extrusion (ME); allowables; mechanical properties; thermoplastic manufacturing; AM characterization; standard deviation


The guide(s) will be used to augment the set of standards used for mechanical performance characterization of polymer AM materials so that process induced nuances can be accounted for prior to starting a qualification or testing program. Users can consist of machine operators, printer OEMs, testing houses, ASTM sub-committee members, technology adopters/type-certification holders, and certification regulators.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: F42.01

Committee: F42

Staff Manager: Pat Picariello

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 11-29-2018

Technical Contact: Joel White

Item: 001

Ballot: F42 (20-13)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: F42 (22-07)

Status: Will Reballot Item