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ASTM International - ASTM F2921-11e2

Standard Terminology for Additive Manufacturing—Coordinate Systems and Test Methodologies

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 15 July 2011
Status: inactive
Page Count: 13
ICS Code (Manufacturing engineering (Vocabularies)): 01.040.25
ICS Code (Other industrial automation systems): 25.040.99
ICS Code (IT applications in industry): 35.240.50
significance And Use:

3.1 Although many additive manufacturing systems are based heavily upon the principles of Computer Numerical Control (CNC), the coordinate systems and nomenclature specific to CNC are not... View More


1.1 This terminology includes terms, definitions of terms, descriptions of terms, nomenclature, and acronyms associated with coordinate systems and testing methodologies for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies in an effort to standardize terminology used by AM users, producers, researchers, educators, press/media, and others, particularly when reporting results from testing of parts made on AM systems. Terms included cover definitions for machines/systems and their coordinate systems plus the location and orientation of parts. It is intended, where possible, to be compliant with ISO 841 and to clarify the specific adaptation of those principles to additive manufacturing.

Note 1-The applicability of this standard to cladding has to be evaluated. Discussions are under progress.

1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.