Second Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture of Additively Manufactured Materials and Components

(In-person only event)

Date: May 10, 2023

Event Location:  Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado, United States

Organized by: ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture




About the Event

Papers are invited for a Second Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture of Additively Manufactured Materials and Components to be held Wednesday, May 10, 2023. Sponsored by ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture, the symposium will be held at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel in Denver, CO, in conjunction with the May standards development meetings of the committee.


Objective and Scope

Having been established in the early 1980’s, Additive Manufactured (AM) processing of materials is not an infant technology. It is, however, the latest panacea for rapidly producing a bevy of ground vehicle, aerospace, medical device, and other such components. This technology has advanced from the early stereolithographic photopolymer processes to selective laser sintering and the later electron beam direct metal fabrication of essentially fully dense components from a variety of metals, ceramics, and polymers.

Herein lays the caveat of “essentially fully dense” and the influence of, for example, internal microdiscontinuities on the dynamic fatigue and fracture resistance of AM materials and components to duty cycles of deformations, forces, stress, strain, and complex multiaxial histories. Additively manufactured materials and components often also exhibit microstructural variations based on build orientation and section thickness and contain build induced residual stresses. As a result, the fatigue and fracture behavior of component produced using the various AM processes are not fully characterized and understood. For these reasons, this symposium will provide a forum for the consideration and discussion surrounding the application of existing and potential development of new fatigue and fracture standards for this breed of AM materials. Topics for this symposium include:

  • Applicability of existing fatigue and fracture test methods to AM materials
  • Development of new fatigue and fracture test methods and/or specimens for AM materials
  • Fatigue and fracture behavior of components fabricated using AM
  • Residual stress effects
  • Effects of process and design parameters on fatigue and fracture behavior
  • Process optimization to improve fatigue performance of AM materials
  • Nondestructive evaluation of components fabricated using AM
  • Characterization of internal microdiscontinuities Correlation between component and test specimen behavior
  • Effect of surface quality and finish
  • Build direction and layer orientation microstructure variation and anisotropy
  • Component volumetric and size influences
  • Effect of post processing (including HIP) on fatigue and fracture properties
  • Statistical nature of fatigue and fracture processes for AM components
  • AM build simulation and damage analysis techniques
  • Multiaxial deformation and loading of AM components

The application of existing and potentially the development of new fatigue and fracture ASTM Standards to this breed of AM materials is to be addressed and discussed.

The language of the symposium will be English.


Abstract Submission

To participate in the symposium, authors must submit to the online Abstract Submission Portal a two to three-page abstract using the ASTM Fatigue and Fracture AM Symposium Extended Abstract Template and no later than February 28, 2023. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email and let us know that you have submitted an abstract.

The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature, nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. The Symposium Chairs will notify authors via email by March 17, 2023 of your paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the abstract is accepted, the author will be requested to submit a final abstract a few months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in a program booklet at the symposium.


Publication Information

Symposium authors are requested to submit their papers for publication in a planned Special Issue of ASTM's Journal of Testing and Evaluation, an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. Papers should be full-length technical papers of approximately 10,000 words, significantly contribute to the technical literature, and must include a review of past work in the relevant area and present information of current interest or probe new fields. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email, but also can be found by clicking here.

Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the Special Issue are due online at the ASTM Editorial Office no later than April 15, 2023 . The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the publication.

Please note that all submitted papers are subject to peer review by two independent reviewers. The Special Issue will be included in the Web of Science’s Science Citation Index (SCI), Chemical Abstracts Services, Current Contents®/ Engineering Computing & Technology, Ei Compendex®, Scopus, and Google Scholar.


Technical Program

A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names) will be posted on the ASTM website in February 2023.



Registration opens approximately 10 weeks before the start of the symposium.



Registration is now open. The fees to attend this event are listed below.

This is an in-person only event.



April 7, 2023

After April 7, 2023
ASTM Member $325.00 $375.00
Non-member $375.00 $425.00
Presenter Waived Waived
Student Waived Waived

All Attendees – All attendees are urged to register for this symposium before arriving onsite. All attendees must check in at the ASTM Registration Area to obtain their name badge before entering the event room.

Presenters -- Presenter fees are waived; ASTM will register presenters on their behalf.

Students – Students may be eligible for a reduced registration fee provided they meet certain requirements. To qualify for the reduced fee you must be a full-time student, not employed full-time, and be able to provide a current valid university email address for registration.  To register as a student, please email ASTM Symposia Operations at

Cancellations – A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the start of the event. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Symposia Operations at or 610-832-9522.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at Tel: 610-832-9522, or ASTM Technical Support at or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).


Technical Chair Contact Information

Markus Heinimann, PhD, FASTM
Howmet Aerospace

M. R. Mitchell, PhD, FASM, FASTM
Mechanics and Materials, LLC


Continuing Education Units

SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP attendees interested in receiving 0.35 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and email it to ASTM Symposia Operations at You must be registered and have attended the entire event in order to receive the CEU’s. A certificate will be sent to you via email approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP concludes.


Hotel Information

All meetings will be held at The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Pl. Denver, CO, 80202.
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To book accommodations under the ASTM Rate, please click here: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Reservations.

The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than April 7th, 2023. The ASTM rate is $209 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically. To book accommodations using the ASTM rate, please click the link below.

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Standards Development Meetings

ASTM Committee E08 you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required to attend. For more information about the committee and their future meetings, please visit the E08 hompage by clicking here.