Four new publications from ISO can help design engineers cut through the maze of new international management standards. One book is the 586-page "ISO 14000 Environmental Management." It contains the 20 published documents presently comprising ISO's family of environmental standards, plus related technical reports and draft standards. Also, two free brochures assist in understanding and implementing the recently revised ISO 9000:2000 series of standards for quality management. They are "Quality Management Principles" and "ISO 9000: Selection and Use." In addition, the fifth edition of "The ISO Directory of ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 Accreditation and Certification Bodies" is now out. All four publications are available from the ISO Central Secretariat at email@example.com. Specify if you want French versions.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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