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ASTM WK55610

New Test Methods for the Characterization of Powder Flow Properties for Additive Manufacturing Applications

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.


Powder, powder flow, powder rheometer, powder characterization, powder behavior, dynamic flow, aeration, compaction, consolidation, bulk density, compressibility, pressure drop, permeability, shear cell, wall friction, Freeman Technology, FT4, additive manufacturing, 3D printing, yield strength, cohesion, adhesion


Suitable standards would be applied to all aspects of the Additive Manufacturing pipeline starting with the suppliers of the raw materials, who would use the data to optimise their production process and ultimately establish quality control criteria to ensure that powders being shipped to clients are of an acceptable standard. Similar criteria would then be applied by end-users to evaluate incoming materials, as well as define optimum machine settings, to ensure final products are manufactured efficiently and economically while meeting the required standards.

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: 08-08-2016

Technical Contact: Jamie Clayton

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