Work Item
ASTM WK71391

New Guide for Additive Manufacturing -- Static Properties for Polymer AM (Continuation)

1. Scope

To amend current static property tests governed by D20 (D638, D695) and D30 in order to offer up alternative geometries that can be used on polymer AM methods.


Non-metallic additive manufacturing (AM); polymer additive manufacturing (AM); material extrusion (ME); allowables; mechanical properties; thermoplastic manufacturing; AM characterization; standard deviation; Tension, compression, dogbone.


The amended specification will be used to enhance current standards used for static property characterization of polymer AM materials to account for process specific tendencies. The expected outcome is to drive appropriate failure mechanisms on easier to print specimens. Users can consist of machine operators, printer OEMs, testing houses, ASTM sub-committee members, technology adopters/type-certification holders, and certification regulators.

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: 01-15-2020

Technical Contact: Joel White

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