Additive Manufacturing Powder Metallurgy

Proficiency Testing Program

Improve measuring techniques of metal powders used in 3D printing.

A program to help improve measuring techniques in the powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing industries.

About the Program

Use ASTM International standards to measure metal powder properties related to their physical properties. Those in the powder metallurgy, additive manufacturing, and other relevant industries will benefit from this new program supported by ASTM Committees B09 on Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products and F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies.

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Samples and Testing

Conducted twice a year, this program provides a different commercial sample for each test cycle. Participating testing labs and R&D facilities will receive samples from metal powder manufacturers to measure and analyze apparent density, flow rate, particle size, and other properties.

Sign Up for ASTM Additive Manufacturing Proficiency Testing

Register today for this new program designed to help improve measuring techniques in the powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing industries. Built on ASTM International’s globally-recognized additive manufacturing standards and test methods. Testing laboratories and R&D facilities will be given metal powders from manufacturers to measure and analyze density, flow rate, particle size, and other properties. Monitor the strengths and weaknesses of your lab’s performance in conducting testing and maintain lab accreditation. Demonstrate testing capability to customers all over the world. Get started right away, register online today.

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Register for the on-demand webinar on this program to learn more.

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AM CoE by the Numbers

With decades of experience in additive manufacturing, our team of experts is integral to our work. With team members located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, the AM CoE is able to provide agile support for global initiatives.


combined in-kind, government agency, and ASTM investment
projects initiated that will address AM standardization gaps

How can I participate?

  • Support through Research and Development

    Through the AM CoE, research priorities are identified by the top minds in the field and are matched from the start to the standards that need to be generated to ensure the resulting AM technology’s success.

  • Consortium for Materials Data and Standardization

    Consortia for Materials Data & Standardization (CMDS) enables companies of all sizes from across the entire additive manufacturing ecosystem to collaborate on standardizing the best practices for materials data generation.

  • Explore On-Demand Webinars

    The webinar series provides guidance sessions on multiple and diverse topics in AM Design, Fabrication, Post-processing, Mechanical testing, Non-destructive evaluation, Applications, and Qualification and Certification.

  • Education & Workforce Development

    Comprehensive program that educates and trains the additive manufacturing workforce at all levels, while continually incorporating new advances to respond to industry needs and leverage standardization, certification, and AM CoE partner expertise.