Work Item
ASTM WK74931

New Specification for Additive Manufacturing of Metals -- Feedstock Materials -- Powder Life Cycle Management

1. Scope

This document specifies requirements and describes aspects for the lifecycle management of metal feedstock materials for powder based additive manufacturing processes. Those aspects include: Powder properties, Powder lifecycle, Test methods and Powder quality assurance. Note : This document can be used by manufacturers of metal powders, purchasers of powder feedstock for additive manufacturing, those responsible for the quality assurance of additively manufactured parts and suppliers of measurement and testing equipment for characterizing metal powders for use in powder-based additive manufacturing processes.


AM; Powder; QA


There is no International Standard for Powder Life Cycle Management available yet. Such a Standard will fill an existing gap for powder quality assurance in the AM industry. Once approved, this standard will carry to designation ISO/ASTM 52928.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: F42.05

Committee: F42

Staff Manager: Pat Picariello

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 11-23-2020

Technical Contact: Francisco Medina

Item: 002

Ballot: F42.05 (20-03)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution