The 130-page standard on test methods contains 39 individual standards on terminology and recommended methods for testing metal powders, PM parts, metal injection moulded (MIM) parts, metallic filters, and PM equipment. The 28-page self-lubricating bearings standard has a new material section on diffusion-alloyed iron-bronze bearings, new information on oil impregnation efficiency, revised information for bronze bearings and data table modifications.

The new edition also includes a new standard: Sample Preparation for the Determination of the Total Carbon Content of PM Materials (excluding cemented carbides), and revisions to 10 standards.

Both editions cross reference comparable ASTM and ISO standards.