ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing committee (F42) has announced that it is developing a new material testing standard for tensile properties of filaments for Additive Manufacturing.
This proposed standard – WK82320 – could be used to determine basic performance information on the raw materials used in Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) Additive Manufacturing machines.
“[The standard] can help users from labs to industries – especially aviation, aerospace, automotive, and defence – to select the filament that meets their requirements. It can also facilitate quality control and optimization of filament production for the manufacturers,” stated Haibin Ning, the ASTM International member leading the development effort.
This effort directly relates to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #9 (Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation) and #12 (Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns).