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ASTM WK70918

New Test Method for Additive manufacturing -- Environment, Health, and Safety -- Test method for the hazardous substances emitted from ME- type 3D printers in non-industrial places

1. Scope

Scope: This standard covers the test method for measuring hazardous substances emitted during the operation of ME type 3D printer in the AM non-industrial places and considerations for reducing them. This document: - specifies main hazardous substances emitted from ME type 3D printer during operation - describes the additional information and the associated test method for measuring hazardous Substances, and - includes considerations for reducing the hazardous substances and basic countermeasures. This standard is to measure concentrations of hazardous substances generated in the AM non-industrial places (school, public place and so on) which is installed ME-type 3D printer and to maintain a pleasant work environment by managing field facilities, ME type 3d printers, filaments, and additive manufactured products for the reduction of hazardous substances.


AM; EHS, additive manufacturing; volatile organic compound


This international standard has been developed in close cooperation of ISO/TC 261 and ASTM F 42 on basis of a partnership agreement between ISO and ASTM International with the aim to create a common set of ISO/ASTM standards on Additive Manufacturing. This standard refers to the assessment of hazardous substances emitted during operation of ME-type 3D printers installed in schools or public places for educational and hands-on purposes, and basic countermeasures for reducing the substances. This standard provides the necessary information and test procedures to reflect the characteristics of AM process based on the previous international standards related to indoor air quality and to assess hazardous substances from the AM non-industrial places. With the temporal and spatial elements of AM non- excluded, it can be performed by using the following standard to measure hazardous substances emitted during operation of the ME-type 3D printer. This standard will become ISO/ASTM 52933 once approved per the ISO/ASTM PSDO.

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: 12-06-2019

Technical Contact: Francois Richard

Item: 001

Ballot: F42.06 (20-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item