ASTM Committee F42 meeting
The conference organisers are honoured once again to be hosting the F42 International Standards Group meeting, which will take place at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel (the conference venue) after the close of the conference and continue throughout the following day.
ASTM Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies was formed in 2009. F42 meets twice a year, with about 70 attendees participating in technical meetings. The aim of the committee is the promotion of knowledge, stimulation of research and implementation of technology through the development of standards for additive manufacturing technologies. The work of this committee is coordinated with other ASTM technical committees and other national and international organisations having mutual or related interests. To view the F42 fact sheet, click HERE.
Please note: There is no charge to attend this ASTM F42 meeting (please note: you can select to attend the open meeting on the first day, the Focus Group meetings on the second day, or both). To book for the meeting, follow the 'registration' link.
For more information on getting involved with the ASTM Additive Manufacturing Standards initiative and how to become a member of the F42 committee,
ISO/TC 261 was formed in 2011 with the the task of standardising the processes of Additive Manufacturing, their process chains (Hard- and Software), test procedures, quality parameters, supply agreements, fundamentals and vocabularies. The benefits expected by its members are:
• systematic development, modification and use of mold-free production processes (AM) resulting in innovative products;
• assistance to users within the assessment of different additive processes resulting in using the appropriate technology for the specified product demands;
• specification of quality parameters of different processes needed for standardised test procedures;
• specification of appropriate test procedures, thereby ensuring uniform interpretation and evaluation of quality parameters;
• standardisation of process chains of AM technologies securing functionality and compatibility;
• standardisation of vocabulary required to define the product and to find a common speech.
Since ASTM F42 also works with the aim of standardisation of AM, ISO and ASTM have agreed to collaborate during their work. ISO/TC 261 has therefore decided to hold its annual plenary meeting 2013 in conjunction with the Nottingham meeting of ASTM F42 and is very glad to be hosted by the Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing Research Group (3DPRG) at which is organised by the University of Nottingham. The different working groups of ISO/TC 261 will meet on the afternoon of Thursday July 11th, and the plenary meeting of ISO/TC 261 (dealing e.g. with the future cooperation with ASTM F 42 and a possible common strategy) will take place on Friday July 12th.
If you would like to know more about ISO/TC 261, it's projects and aims, please click HERE. If you would like your national standardisation body to be nominated for the work in ISO/TC 261, please click HERE.