QMT News: June 2015
Testing for additive manufacturing
The ASTM International Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies is working on a standard that will be used to evaluate mechanical properties for additively manufactured materials.

The standard (WK49229, Guide for Anisotropy Effects in Mechanical Properties of AM Parts) will serve as a guideline for using currently available standards for measuring mechanical properties, such as fracture toughness and fatigue crack growth, specifically within the realm of additive manufacturing.

The focus of the proposed standard will be guiding users to adopt or apply current available standards but with considerations and guidelines unique to additive manufacturing.

Vendors and manufacturers will use the standard to partially qualify parts and components to meet certain load bearing capability, damage tolerance, fracture and fatigue properties.
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