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ASTM WK78465

New Specification for Additive Manufacturing for Medical- Non-destructive Testing and Evaluation-Test Method for Evaluation of Porous Structures in Medical Implants via Computed Tomography Scanning

1. Scope

This test method will establish the terms, apparatus requirements, and procedures necessary to evaluate porous structures contained on and within additively manufactured medical devices using CT scanning techniques.


Pore size, coating thickness, Volume Percent Void, Interface Gradients, Mean Void Size, Resolution, Additive Manufactured, Osseointegration


The goal of this specification is to provide an alternative to ASTM F1854 to address the unique characteristics of AM structures that are not adequately characterized by ASTM F1854.

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: 09-30-2021

Technical Contact: Ryan Kircher

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