Ongoing Development of Standards for Advanced Manufacturing
Dec 2, 2016
On October 21, 2016, ASME’s Y14 Engineering Product Definition and Related Documentation Practices Standards Committee approved the creation of a new Committee on Universal Direction and Load Indicators (Subcommittee 48). This subcommittee will be tasked with the standardization of methods to unambiguously define and specify directions, directional requirements, loads, and loading requirements in product definition data sets. The standardized specifications for directions and loads will aid the implementation of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing for additive manufacturing.
In addition, ASME’s Advanced Manufacturing Standards Committee is developing a new Committee on Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Prognostics Guidelines to Support Health Management and Control of Manufacturing Systems. This committee will be tasked with developing guidelines that describe and promote advanced monitoring, diagnostic and prognostic technologies, along with ways of verifying and validating their performance. These guidelines would allow for the promotion of more effective decision making with respect to updating control and maintenance strategies within a manufacturing facility.
ASME is currently soliciting subject matter experts and affected stakeholders to help support these efforts.