3D Printing and Scanning Interoperability Opportunities
Abstract. The purpose of JTC 1 Working Group 12 (Systems Integration WG) is to develop ICT standards specifically relevant to digitally enabling the prototyping and manufacturing of physical objects. As necessary and when not covered elsewhere, this will include nomenclature, frameworks, interface and protocol specifications, and format specifications required for facilitating the digital control of the production and supply of physical objects including but not limited to additive and subtractive fabrication and automated assembly and distribution.
3D Printing and 3D Scanning are inherently cyber-physical systems. As such, many standardization opportunities cannot be addressed from a strictly ICT point-of-view. Collaboration with other standards bodies with complementary areas of expertise will be required in many cases.