ASTM E2641 - 09

    Standard Practice for Best Practices for Safe Application of 3D Imaging Technology

    Active Standard ASTM E2641 | Developed by Subcommittee: E57.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 10.04


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    ASTM E2641

    Significance and Use

    The overall purpose of standards is to document and communicate best practices in the successful and consistent application of 3D imaging technology. When executed effectively, this leads to an enhanced project performance. This practice offers a guideline for safe field operational procedures used in the application of 3D imaging technology.

    ApplicabilityAs 3D imaging technology is applied across an ever increasing area of application, a set of uniform standards for their safe application is necessary. This best practice shall serve as a guideline to both operator and end user ensuring that necessary and reasonable precautions have been taken to ensure the safe application of 3D imaging technology.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice for the safe application of 3D imaging technology will focus primarily on the application of specific technology components common to 3D imaging systems. When appropriate, reference may be made to existing standards written for said technologies.

    1.2 Safety standards relevant to specific industry practices where the technology may be applied will not be developed given the very broad potential for application over many industries. However, general mention and recommendations will be made to industry specific safety guidelines relevant to some common applications.

    1.3 This practice covers the following topics:

    1.3.1 End-user/operator responsibilities,

    1.3.2 Safety plan,

    1.3.3 Safety awareness,

    1.3.4 Safe application of laser technology common to 3D imaging systems, and

    1.3.5 References to some applicable government regulations.

    1.4 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.


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

    ANSI Standard

    ANSIZ136.1 American National Standard for the Safe Use of Lasers

    IEC Standard

    IEC60825 Safety of Laser Products

    Federal Standards

    OSHASTD01-05-001-PUB Guidelines for Laser Safety and Hazard Assessment


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 35.140 (Computer graphics)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 23261507(Three dimensional printing machine)


    DOI: 10.1520/E2641-09

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