International standardisation in the field of Additive Manufacturing is currently dominated by the work of ISO/TC 261. This technical committee has been organised very successfully by Germany since it was founded in 2011 with the help of DIN, which runs the associated ISO secretariat. The chair has also been provided by Germany since then.
The financing of these DIN activities is currently not secured. Without further support, the management of the committee will be taken over by other international players and Europe is in danger of losing its pioneering role in 3D printing. As a result, the interests of German companies would lose considerable influence on standardisation work in a global comparison.
In order to close the funding gap, we are asking for support on behalf of the DIN: Membership of the DIN Additive Manufacturing Advisory Board (€4,000) is one way of doing this. In addition, project-related assistance and the involvement of other stakeholders or public bodies in your own network can help to raise the budget in good time.
The official application for support is available as a PDF here. If you have any questions, please contact the DIN Advisory Board.