ASTM E2544 - 11a

    Standard Terminology for Three-Dimensional (3D) Imaging Systems

    Active Standard ASTM E2544 | Developed by Subcommittee: E57.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 10.04


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This terminology contains common terms, definitions of terms, descriptions of terms, nomenclature, and acronyms associated with three-dimensional (3D) imaging systems in an effort to standardize terminology used for 3D imaging systems.

    1.2 The definitions of the terms presented in 3.1 are obtained from various standard documents developed by various standards development organizations. The intent is not to change these universally accepted definitions but to gather, in a single document, terms and their definitions that may be used in current or future standards for 3D imaging systems.

    1.2.1 In some cases, definitions of the same term from two standards have been presented to provide additional reference. The text in parentheses to the right of each defined term is the name (and, in some cases, the specific section) of the source of the definition associated with that term.

    1.3 The definitions in 3.2 are specific terms developed by this committee for 3D imaging systems. Some terms may have generally accepted definitions in a particular community or are defined in existing standards. If there are conflicting definitions, our preference is to adapt (modify) the ISO standard (if available) for this standard.

    1.4 A definition in this terminology is a statement of the meaning of a word or word group expressed in a single sentence with additional information included in notes or discussions.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    Note 1—The subcommittee responsible for this standard will review definitions on a five-year basis to determine if the definition is still appropriate as stated. Revisions will be made when determined necessary.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E456 Terminology Relating to Quality and Statistics

    ASME Standard

    B89.4.19 Performance Evaluation of Laser Based Spherical Coordinate Measurement Systems

    ISO Standard

    ISO11146–1 Lasers and laser-related equipment -- Test methods for laser beam widths, divergence angles and beam propagation ratios -- Part 1: Stigmatic and simple astigmatic beams

    NIST/SEMATECH Standard

    NIST/SEMATECH e-Handbook of Statistical Methods


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.35 (Information technology. Office machines (Vocabularies)); 35.140 (Computer graphics)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 23261507(Three dimensional printing machine)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E2544-11A

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E2544-11a, Standard Terminology for Three-Dimensional (3D) Imaging Systems, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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