Work Item
ASTM WK77008

New Guide for Additive Manufacturing -- Laser Powder Bed Fusion -- Guide for Benchmarking of Powder Bed Density

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.


Additive manufacturing; laser powder bed fusion; powder bed density estimate; powder capture artefact


The evaluation of powder bed density is necessary in laser powder bed fusion to assess powder spread quality (uniformity across build bed, changes in powder spread characteristics between powder batches, etc.) and to inform modeling strategies towards process parameter optimization.

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: 05-21-2021

Technical Contact: Mihaela Vlasea

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