A. Technical Report of AM Strandardization

A lack of standards is identified as a main barrier towards allowing the acceptance of orders without human interference within the ManSys platform. A technical report is published as a background structure for a European (worldwide) Standard.

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is defined by ASTM F2792-12a as “the process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer, as opposed to subtractive manufacturing methodologies, such as traditional machining”. There are seven AM process technologies, which may be categorized by the form of the material stock and the method of solidification.

The aim is to develop one global standard, to accommodate adoption of AM in the global economy. In line with ongoing activities of the national norming committees, this report focuses on the aspects of methods, processes, materials, and data processing.

The report provides information on the development of standards within the various National norming committees. ASTM F42 (US) and ISO/TC261 (EU) are collaborating towards the global standard for AM.

The global efforts are supported by mirroring committees. The following mirroring committees have been identified:

  • CEN (EU)
  • AFNOR – UNM 920 (France)
  • NEN - 341107(Netherlands)
  • AENOR - AEN/CTN 116 (Spain)
  • SIS – SIS/TK 563 (Sweden)
  • BSI – AMT/8 (UK)afbeelding

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