The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has released a revised edition of A Collection of Powder Characterization Standards for Metal Additive Manufacturing. The publication contains nine existing MPIF Standard Test Methods that can be applicable for the characterization of powders used in metal additive manufacturing (AM) processes, with an explanation of each standard. The standards are intended to present and clarify powder metallurgy technology as an aid in conducting business, as they relate to those activities that concern designers, manufacturers, and users of metal AM parts. Eight of the nine standards have been updated. The publication is available at www.mpif.org (member discount available).

MPIF, Princeton, NJ, is a North American trade association formed by the powder metallurgy industry to advance its interests.