ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Technologies Committee (F42) is developing a standard that could help assess the quality of additively manufactured parts and the performance of laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) equipment. All standards that the committee — encompassing 725 members and eight technical subcommittees — develops are published in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. The standard being formulated would use readily available tools to quickly generate qualitative data related to dimensional accuracy and material strength, both of which can indicate equipment status and part quality.

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