Work Item
ASTM WK75184

New Guide for Additive Manufacturing of Metals -- Powder Bed Fusion -- Guidelines for Feedstock Recycling and Sampling Strategies

1. Scope

A classification system to group similar types of AM process, and define groups of end-use applications. Details on recycling strategies and the advantages, disadvantages, and suitability of these. Standard definitions and best practice recommendations on how to implement the strategies. Information on sampling strategies. Possible control measures that users can exploit to maintain powder quality.


Additive Manufacturing; Powder Bed Fusion; Recycling; Re-use Schema; Sampling; Metal Powder; Powder Life


The overall aim of this standard is to help AM users select the optimum recycling strategy for their AM process and end-use application, to minimize material waste and cost, and understand how to implement this strategy in their organization.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F42.05

Committee: F42

Staff Manager: Pat Picariello

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 12-14-2020

Technical Contact: Steven Hall

Item: 001

Ballot: F42.05 (21-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 004

Ballot: F42 (22-08)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 005

Ballot: F42 (22-11)

Status: In Balloting