Work Item
ASTM WK75329

New Practice for Nondestructive Testing (NDT), Part Quality, and Acceptability Levels of Additively Manufactured Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion Aerospace Components

1. Scope

1.1 This practice provides supplier and customer NDT acceptance criteria for products used in aviation and space application. This practice provides a part quality level, acceptance criteria and identifies some applicable NDT methods. 1.2 Applicability To aviation and space hardware printed using powder bed laser fusion process. 1.3 There are areas in this practice that may require agreement between the cognizant engineering organization and the supplier, or specific direction from the cognizant engineering organization.


NDT; acceptance criteria; aerospace application; Powder Bed Fusion; Additive Manufacturing; Quality


This standard will provide customer and supplier the ability for post printing verification using nondestructive testing (NDT) methods. Today many LPB suppliers and customers may not be NDT experts or have the experience of product definition in the aviation and space arenas. This standard fills the gap of acceptability during post product verification. Today, many of the existing acceptability standards are either legacy military standards or criteria from another product form.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: F42.07

Committee: F42

Staff Manager: Pat Picariello

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 01-01-2021

Technical Contact: Lloyd Schaefer

Item: 001

Ballot: F42.07 (23-02)

Status: In Balloting