The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has developed a new geometric dimensioning and tolerancing standard that applies to additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
The new standard is titled Y14.46-2017 Product Definition for Additive Manufacturing, is an extension of ASME's widely used Y14.5 standard, which has provided engineers with the fundamental language for drafting and designing products and systems.
Y14.46 gives definitions and terms that are unique to additive manufacturing. It includes recommendations for uniform specifications in product definition data sets and related documents.
“Y14.46 meets the needs of the fast-growing additive manufacturing and 3D printing marketplace,” ASME President Charla Wise said.
The New York-based ASME has issued the new standard under its “draft standard for trial use” policy, allowing ASME to obtain public comment and requests for revisions. This consensus program will continue for three years.
For information, visit www.asme.org.