In another step forward for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry, ASTM International and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have signed a Partner Standards Developing Organization (PSDO) cooperative agreement to govern the ongoing collaborative efforts between ASTM International Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies and ISO Technical Committee 261 on Additive Manufacturing.
The purpose of the agreement is to eliminate duplication of effort while maximizing resource allocation within the additive manufacturing industry. In order to best achieve this, the ASTM and ISO additive manufacturing committees have agreed to normatively reference their standards in the publications of the other organization in compliance with each organizations’ policies and directives relative to normative references. .
The agreement covers the following:
• Fast tracking the adoption process of an ASTM International standard as an ISO final draft international standard (FDIS);
• Formal adoption of a published ISO standard by ASTM International;
• Maintenance of published standards;
• Publication, copyright and commercial arrangements; and
• Terms of the agreement and cancellation.
ASTM Committee F42 Next Meeting: Jan. 30-31, 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah