Work Item
ASTM WK84355

New Guide for Additive Manufacturing -- Design -- Parts using ceramic materials

1. Scope

This standard is aimed at product planners and designers who want to use parts made of ceramic
materials. It provides the necessary basic knowledge about ceramic parts and the special possibilities
of additive manufacturing of ceramics. Therefore, more in-depth previous knowledge in these areas is
not assumed.


AM; design rules; developers


The purpose of the NP is to establish rules for the design of ceramics parts made with AM. The market
of AM of ceramics has been growing at a fast rate since 2010 and is now reaching the general market.
As designing ceramics is very different from other materials, special rules have been established, but
these do not comprehend the aspects of AM. This NP will simplify designing and using of ceramic parts
made with AM. Other than standard production methods, AM offers the possibility of integrating many
functions into one part. This makes parts form AM lighter, less material intensive and more durable
than traditional parts, but only if the characteristics of the individual AM processes are taken into
account. This NP will give a simple and comprehensive set of rules to make this possible. It is aimed at
designers and developers in industry and research.

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: 12-01-2022

Technical Contact: Brandon Cox

Item: 001

Ballot: F42.05 (22-03)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution