One set of Additive manufacturing standards,
Welcome to the new website of ISO/TC 261 on Additive Manufacturing. We are the world-wide community to develop and support Standards to promote the industrialization of this new technology. In an unique partnership agreement with the ASTM International, as well as various Liaisons with ISO/CEN committees and industry associations, we permanently strive for our vision “One world – one Standard!”, which was developed by our first Chairman Mr. Joerg Lenz (2011 to end of 2018).
Thanks to the continuous enthusiasm of all experts, officers and secretaries in that community and their tireless commitment, we rapidly grow our membership as well as the number of projects, which allows us to serve best the industry needs. I thank all of them for their efforts and for helping the vision manifesting into reality.
Enjoy our new website and find out, how Additive Manufacturing can help you to improve manufacturing issues. Contact us for any questions, remarks and proposals. We are happy to answer your requests and look forward to seeing you in one of our standardization meetings soon.
In September 2011, ISO and ASTM have signed a cooperative agreement to govern the ongoing collaborative efforts between the two organisations to adopt and jointly develop International Standards that serve the global marketplace in the field of additive manufacturing. The purpose of this agreement is to eliminate duplication of effort while maximizing resource allocation within the additive manufacturing industry.
A manufacturing revolution
Additive manufacturing (AM) is an inherent part of the product development process, used to manufacture prototypes, tools and production parts. In comparison to conventional methods where parts are molded into specified forms or cut from a massive block AM bases on the principle that liquids, powders, stands and films are layered to build 3D-structures without the use of a mould. Availability of International Standards is urgently necessary to promote a widespread use of the process and to regulate evaluation of existing products.
For Jörg Lenz, Former Chair of ISO/TC 261 on additive manufacturing,
“the industry really needs International Standards to provide clarity and dispel concerns, to provide reliability, acceptance and safety, and to further push the technology in the market”.
International Standards can help guarantee a level of reproducibility and give business and manufacturers some much needed assurance.
(source: ISO News, 10 July 2017)
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At a glance
Who do we work with
Participating members from 25 countries
Observing members from 8 countries
Liaison with 20 ISO and IEC committees, and related organisations
What do we work on
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