Materials & Coatings



New Standard Covers Metal Powders for Additive Manufacturing

Monday, December 1, 2014

ASTM International has released a new standard, F3049: Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes. It’s designed to provide guidance for engineers looking to measure the properties of AM powders, which find use in high-grade biomedical implants, automotive and aerospace parts.

Download the standard (as a PDF) at

In the works: a companion standard, ASTM WK43112, Guide for Evaluating Mechanical Properties of Materials Made Via Additive Manufacturing Processes.


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