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ASTM WK78812

New Test Method for Measurement of Particle Size and Shape of Additive Manufacturing Base Materials by Dynamic Imaging Analyzers

1. Scope

The method will cover the determination of particle size and shape distributions of metal and ceramic additive manufacturing base materials using dynamic imaging analyzers


additive manufacturing; particle shape; particle size


Particle size and shape of base materials affect the flowability of the powder and the quality of manufactured parts. Imaging technology can assess both these parameters at the manufacturing stage in order to optimize both size and shape for the end user.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: B09.02

Committee: B09

Staff Manager: Jennifer Tursi

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Date Initiated: 11-03-2021

Technical Contact: Paul O'Brien

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