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Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment. We hope this will assist in increasing awareness of the Standards Development Portfolio.

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Any comments received will be submitted to AMT/8 - Additive manufacturing, for consideration when deciding the UK response to BSI.

Proposal: xxxx 4D Printing Symbols.
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Comment period end date: 01/10/2021


4D printing has been identified by the CEN-CENELEC Technical Board as an emerging innovation breakthrough with standardization opportunities.

4D Printing is achieved by using Additive Manufacturing to produce freeform components and products using stimuli-responsive or smart materials. It has real-world applications in health, energy, and infrastructure sectors. This year (2021), CSIRO demonstrated the successful print of a Nitinol (Ni-Ti) self-expanding heart stent. To fully capitalise on the growth of this technology, accurate representation and communication of 4D Printed parts needs to be considered in terms of Additive Manufacturing requirements and Technical Product Specification. To date, there are no means of reliably communicating the performance of 4D Printed parts.

BSI would like to form a national panel as a multi-disciplinary / multi-stakeholder activity to scope the project, with a view of producing a preliminary work item proposal and high-level draft standardization document. Subsequently, this will be offered up to ISO and ISO-level committees will be involved, including but not limited to: ISO/TC 261 (Additive Manufacturing), ISO/TC 145 (Graphical Symbols), ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 12 (3D Printing and Scanning), and ISO/TC 10 (Technical Product Documentation).


New Work Item Proposal


Any comments received will be submitted to AMT/010 - Robotics, for consideration when deciding the UK response to ISO.

Proposal: ISO/PWI 13482 - Robotics - Safety requirements for service robots.

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Comment period end date: 11/10/2021


This standard specifies the safety requirements for service robots used in personal and professional/commercial applications. The service robots concerned, and the extent to which hazards, hazardous situations or hazardous events are covered, are indicated in this standard.

This safety standard considers the conditions for physical human-robot contact to formulate safety requirements for service robots. It includes additional information on the functional safety for service robots.

This standard is not intended to cover robots used in industrial applications and medical applications.


Robots and robotic devices in service applications require close human-robot interaction and collaborations, as well as physical human-robot contact. Considering such features, ISO 13482:2014 was developed to specify the safety requirements for personal care robots for the first time in 2014. Since then, service robot markets have been growing extensively and segmented in various robot types. Each robot type has unique features and particular sources of hazards. At the time of first publication of ISO 13482 in 2014, the service robot market was at its early stage hence experiences for the real world applications of service robots were limited. Therefore, sufficient attention was not paid to such robot type-specific requirements. Moreover, the requirements in ISO 13482:2014 did not fully reflect the limits of reality of the robot parts market, which are essential for implementation of the safety requirements. Accordingly, this standard will revise the current ISO 13482 and will develop the typespecific and detailed safety requirements for market-relevant service robots. In developing this revised standard, experiences gained over the ISO 13482:2014 certification processes by several robot manufacturers, will be fully exploited and the limits of the robot parts market will be reflected. Thus, the revised ISO 13482 will clearly state the realistic and type-specific safety requirements for each robot type so to benefit the service robot markets.

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Any comments received will be submitted to AMT/004 - Industrial data and manufacturing interfaces, for consideration when deciding the UK response to ISO.

Proposal: ISO/TC 184/SC 1 N 613, ISO/NP 9859 Industrial automation systems and integration --Digital twin supported NC system -- General Requirements.
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Comment period end date: 15/10/2021


This standard specifies the general requirements for digital twin supported NC system of machine tools, which guides the integration of digital twin with NC system, which including online integration type and offline integration type, and also specifies the requirements of setup, application of digital twin supported NC system.


Machine tool is the mother machine of the industry, and its intelligent ability is the basis of intelligent manufacturing system. Digital twin technology gives ideas for seamlessly interaction between virtual sphere and real world, which can enhance the setup, commissioning, running optimization, maintenance of machine tool functions with smart manners. NC system is one of the most important components of machine tool. How to standardize the integration of NC system with digital twin and apply digital twin supported functions in NC system becomes an important issue in the industry. However, until now, with the rapid growing of NC system market, there is no international standard developed for digital twin supported NC system to guarantee its performance and healthy developing. This situation brings barriers for NC system international trade since understanding and technical manners differs among various companies and various countries when they use digital twin to enhance the smart NC functions. The purpose of the proposed standard is to promote the using of advanced digital twin technologies with NC system and provide specification harmonization for the development and using of NC system. The contents mainly include reference model, application functions and configuration manners. The main interests expected to benefit from the proposed standard are NC system vendors, machine tool manufactures who use NC system, and end users of machine tool. This standard will not only help the stages of NC system integration with digital twin, but also give a harmonized rule to remove divergence in the world trade. It will surely promote the development of NC system market and give great help to NC machine tool industry to fulfill the continuous increasing requirements of the society.

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