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ASTM WK74933

New Specification for Additive manufacturing of metals -- Environment, health and safety -- Part 1: Safety requirements for PBF-LB machines

1. Scope

This document deals with the technical requirements and the means for their verification for AM machines using a bed of metallic powder and a laser herein designed as machine. This document deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations or hazardous events during all phases of the life of the machine (ISO 12100:2010, 5.4), as listed in Annex A, relevant to the applicable machine when it is used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer. This document does not deal with hazards which can occur: during construction; operating in potentially explosive atmospheres. This document is not applicable to machines manufactured before the date of its publication.


AM; Powder; Quality


Currently no international standards on safety of laser beam powder bed fusion machine exist. As the market Considering the growing of the market in the field of additive manufacturing, the need is becoming evident for safety standards enabling manufacturers to design those types of machines that can be used safely. Once approved, this standard will carry the designation ISO/ASTM 52938-1.

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: 11-23-2020

Technical Contact: Francois Richard

Item: 001

Ballot: F42.06 (20-03)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution