Work Item
ASTM WK74933

New Specification for Additive manufacturing of metals -- Environment, health and safety -- Part 1: Safety requirements for PBF-LB machines

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge, stimulation of research and implementation of technology through the development of standards for additive manufacturing technologies. The work of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM technical committees and other national and international organizations having mutual or related interests.


AM; Powder; Quality


Currently no international standards on safety of laser beam powder bed fusion machine exist. As the market Considering the growing of the market in the field of additive manufacturing, the need is becoming evident for safety standards enabling manufacturers to design those types of machines that can be used safely. Once approved, this standard will carry the designation ISO/ASTM 52938-1.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: F42.06

Committee: F42

Staff Manager: Pat Picariello

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 11-23-2020

Technical Contact: Francois Richard

Item: 001

Ballot: F42.06 (20-03)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution