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Applicability of Existing Materials Testing Standards for Additive Manufacturing Materials



John A. Slotwinski, Shawn P. Moylan


This NIST Internal Report (NISTIR) is the third in a series of reports from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Engineering Laboratory's project on Additive Manufacturing Materials. This project provides the measurement science for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry to measure material properties of additive manufacturing materials in a standardized way. Currently there are no additive manufacturing-specific consensus-based standards in this area. This project, in conjunction with the NIST Engineering Laboratory's other additive manufacturing projects, will provide the technical foundation and documentary standards development necessary to develop new consensus-based standards for AM materials, AM processes, and AM part qualification. This will be done via ASTM-International's (hereafter referred to as 'ASTM-I') Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies and the newly formed International Organization for Standardization (ISO) TC261 committee on Additive Manufacturing.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8005
Report Number


additive manufacturing


Slotwinski, J. and Moylan, S. (2014), Applicability of Existing Materials Testing Standards for Additive Manufacturing Materials, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 23, 2024)


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Created July 7, 2014, Updated November 10, 2018