Work Item
ASTM WK74905

New Guide for Additive Manufacturing -- Feedstock -- Particle Shape Analysis by Optical Photography to Identify and Quantify the Agglomerates/Satellites in Metal Powder Feedstock

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 shape; morphology; agglomerates; satellites


Currently no clear definition of methodologies to measure metal powder characteristics related to shape for Additive Manufacturing. This will be used as a guide for current AM users, powder suppliers to identify deleterious batches of powder and have consistent terminology to describe the powders.

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: 11-20-2020

Technical Contact: Terry Stauffer

Item: 001

Ballot: F42.01 (21-03)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: F42 (22-08)

Status: In Balloting

Item: 002

Ballot: F42 (22-03)

Status: Will Reballot Item