Introduction

The Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Committee is dedicated to standards in new and emerging technologies in manufacturing.  It is made up of Subcommittees that are National Mirror Committees to the ISO and CEN committees developing standards in the area. 

As new technologies in manufacturing emerge standards subcommittees will be there to standardize the area. The members of the subcommittees represent industry, academia and Government.

Our Vision and Mission

Working together as 'Ireland Inc' we can influence the development of International Standards in new and emerging advanced manufacturing technologies.

Standards we are Responsible For

The Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Committee follows a number of International and European Standards committees.  Click on each subcommittee for more detailed information.

Our Latest News

[updated 20190225] Irish experts have been attended the ISO/TC 299/WG 3 Industrial Safety of Robots meetings to influence the revision of ISO 10218-1 and ISO 10218-2.  There are 3 meetings per year.  In 2018 meetings in Gaithersburg MD USA, Kyoto Japan and Collingwood Canada were attended.  In 2019 the meetings are scheduled for Melbourne Australia, Waldkirch Germany and Mullingar Ireland. 

ISO/TC 261 have added a new Working Group focused on plastics to the technical committee following the September 2018 Plenary meeting in Singapore.  The Joint Working Goup will combine the efforts of ISO/TC 261 and ISO/TC 61/SC 9 Thermoplastic materials.

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NSAI/TC 49/SC 01 – Nanotechnologies

Standardization in the field of nanotechnologies that includes either or both of the following:

  1. Understanding and control of matter and processes at the nanoscale, typically, but not exclusively, below 100 nanometres in one or more dimensions where the onset of size-dependent phenomena usually enables novel applications,
  2. Utilizing the properties of nanoscale materials that differ from the properties of individual atoms, molecules, and bulk matter, to create improved materials, devices, and systems that exploit these new properties.

Specific tasks include developing standards for: terminology and nomenclature; metrology and instrumentation, including specifications for reference materials; test methodologies; modelling and simulations; and science-based health, safety, and environmental practices.

European and International committee mapping

NSAI/TC 49/SC 2 – Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing, also referred to as 3D Printing, is emerging as an emerging new manufacturing technology.  As a manufacturing process, it is currently being mainly developed in the aeronautical and medical device sectors but its uses are limitless.  AM is an enabling technology, capable of producing complex models in small lead times, for high value products.

Standardization in this area is in its infancy and is being pioneered by a collaboration between ASTM and the International Standards Organization, ISO.

NSAI is facilitating inclusion for Irish companies and third level institutes to be involved in the development of the first edition of these new ISO/ASTM International Standards through the National Mirror Committee for Additive Manufacturing NSAI/TC 49/SC 02.

European and International committee mapping

  • ISO/TC 261 Additive Manufacturing
  • ISO/TC 261/WG 1 - Terminology
  • ISO/TC 261/WG 2 - Methods, processes and materials
  • ISO/TC 261/WG 3 - Test methods
  • ISO/TC 261/WG 4 - Data and design
  • ISO/TC 261/JWG 5 - Joint ISO/TC 261 - ISO/TC 44/SC 14 WG: Additive manufacturing in aerospace applications
  • ISO/TC 261/WG 6 - Environment, health and safety
  • ISO/TC 261/JWG 7 - Joint ISO/TC 261 - ISO/TC 61/SC 9 WG: Additive manufacturing for plastics
  • CEN/TC 438 Additive Manufacturing
     
NSAI/TC 49/SC 3 – Robots, Cobots and Robotics


Industrial robots have been a part of manufacturing for many years and Standards in the area of robotics are well established.  With advancements in technology and ICT a dedicated International Standards Technical Committee was created to focus on robotics standards.

Collaborative Robots (Robots working side by side with humans) are ready to become part of the factory workforce but there exists a need to improve the Standards to complete their introduction to the workforce.

Service Robots and Personal Care Robots are getting prepared to become part of our society and the ISO standards are being developed to ensure a safe environment.

The National Mirror Committee for Robots, Cobots and Robotics, NSAI/TC 49/SC 03, is fully engaged with the International Standards Technical Committee, ISO/TC 299 in the revision of existing International Standards.

European and International committee mapping

  • ISO/TC 299 Robotics
  • ISO/TC 299/WG 3 - Industrial Safety
  • ISO/TC 299/WG 2 - Personal care robot safety
  • ISO/TC 299/WG 4 - Service robots
  • ISO/TC 299/WG 6 - Modularity for service robots
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Contact for further information
Fergal Finn, Standards
Direct +353 1 807 3852
Email: fergal.finn@nsai.ie
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