ASTM International has proposed new standards aimed at parts manufacturers in the aerospace industry.
Reports indicate that ASTM, which sets international standards across a variety of industries, wants to further establish quality and safety requirements for the growing industry. The proposed standards relate to additive manufacturing within the industry and would cover feedstock materials (WK6745), system performance (WK67484), qualification principals (WK67485) and finished part properties (WK67461). The standards were proposed by ASTM’s manufacturing technologies committee.
The standards will certify that parts are manufactured in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements. The standards would be applied to parts for a range of applications, including, commercial aircraft, space exploration and military aircraft.