The MPIF said that the 2022 edition of its Standard Test Methods for Metal Powders and Powder Metallurgy Products handbook is now available.

The most current versions of these standards, which are used in the manufacture of both metal powder and powder metallurgy products, are required by quality assurance programs in order to maintain full compliance, the organization said.

This new volume contains 48 standards covering terminology and recommended methods of test for metal powders, powder metal and metal injection molded parts, metallic filters, and powder metallurgy equipment, and metal additive manufacturing (AM).

The 2022 edition includes three new standards:

MPIF standard 73

Preparing and evaluating tension test specimens of materials produced from metal powders by binder jetting (BJT), material jetting (MJT), material extrusion (MEX) or similar metal additive manufacturing (Metal AM) technologies.

MPIF standard 74

Preparing and evaluating tension test specimens of materials produced from metal powders by powder bed fusion (PBF-LB and PBF-EB), directed energy deposition (DED), and cold spray or similar hybrid metal additive manufacturing (Metal AM) technologies.

MPIF standard 75

Determination of flow rate of metal powders using the carney flowmeter funnel.

To order the handbook, visit the MPIF website.