Work Item
ASTM WK86040

New Test Method for Additive manufacturing — Environment, health and safety — Test method for the hazardous substances emitted from material extrusion type 3D printers in the non-industrial places

1. Scope

This document covers the test method for measuring hazardous substances emitted during the
operation of material extrusion type 3D printer in the non-industrial places and considerations for
reducing them.
This document:
— specifies main hazardous substances emitted from material extrusion type 3D printer during
— describes the additional information and the associated test method for measuring hazardous
substances, and;
— includes considerations for reducing the hazardous substances and basic countermeasures.
This document is to measure concentrations of hazardous substances generated in the non-industrial
places (school, public place and so on) in which material extrusion type 3D printers are installed, and
to maintain an acceptable work environment by managing field facilities, material extrusion type 3d
printers, filaments, and additive manufactured products for the reduction of hazardous substances.
However, this document does not cover all gas-phase chemical emissions but are applicable to a range
of VOCs from n-hexane to n-hexadecane, including aldehydes. Considerations for reducing chemical
emissions and for improving the work environment are given in Annex A and B.




This document refers to the assessment of hazardous substances emitted during operation of material
extrusion type 3D printers installed in schools or public places for educational and hands-on purposes,
and basic countermeasures for reducing the substances.
This document provides the necessary information and test procedures to reflect the characteristics
of the AM process based on the previous international standards related to indoor air quality and to
assess hazardous substances in the non-industrial places.
Manufacturing personnel, supervisor, and manager who are working at the non-industrial places will
be able to use this document to measure and diagnose air quality. This document also helps them to be
able to try to reduce the hazardous substances emitted from the non-industrial places. This item is being jointly developed via the ISO/ASTM PSDO, & once completed will carry the designation ISO/ASTM52933. This WK also replaces ASTM WK70918, which was withdrawn.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: F42.06

Committee: F42

Staff Manager: Pat Picariello

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 04-20-2023

Technical Contact: Francois Richard

Item: 000