Additive manufacturing proposed new field of work

Issue 22 – November 2010

Standards New Zealand is seeking feedback on a new proposed item of work for ISO regarding additive manufacturing. The national member body of ISO in Germany (DIN) has proposed this new field of work for ISO.

Additive manufacturing describes technologies which can be used anywhere throughout the product life cycle from pre-production to full-scale production. These technologies are used to manufacture prototypes, tools, and production parts.

This new work item proposal is aimed at users and producers of additive fabrication processes particularly in the following fields:

  • production of additive fabrication systems and equipment including software
  • material development and distribution
  • additive fabrication of parts, tools, and end products
  • use of the parts, tools, and end products.

Standards New Zealand is consulting with key stakeholders in this area to determine New Zealand's response to this proposed work item. To receive a copy of the proposal, for more information, or to submit comments including support for or opposition to the proposal, please email Comments received will be used to form a New Zealand position on this proposal. Please provide your comments by Friday 26 November 2010.

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