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The 41st Committee Meeting of ISO/TC 213 Held in Shanghai, China

The 41st Committee Meeting of ISO/TC 213 Geometrical Product Specifications (GPS) was held from Sept. 19 to Sept. 30, 2016 in Shanghai, China.

This meeting was another important extension of the 39th International Standardization Organization (ISO) Conference held on Sept. 12th in Beijing for the international standard system, marking the entrance into a key stage of the international standard of Geometrical Product Specifications (GPS). Against the background of Industrial 4.0 and Made in China 2025 gaining momentum, as the primary support, the international standard of Geometrical Product Specifications (GPS) will serve as an important entry point and is of great significance for the in-depth development of the global manufacturing industries.

This meeting was hosted by ISO/TC 213, organized by Standardization Administration of China (SAC), co-organized by China Productivity Center for Machinery, Carl Zeiss (Shanghai) Management Co., Ltd, Shanghai Academy of Public Measurement (APM), Shanghai Institute of Measurement and Testing Technology(SIMT), SAIC-GM/Pan-Asia Technical Automotive Center, organized and implemented by the secretariat of SAC/TC 240 National Technical Committee for Standardization of Geometrical Product Specifications. The working group international meeting was held at Carl Zeiss (Shanghai) Management Co., Ltd (from Sept. 20th to 23rd),   Shanghai Institute of Measurement and Testing Technology (Sept. 19th), Shanghai Academy of Public Measurement (from Sept. 26th to 30th) and SAIC-GM Training Center (Sept. 24th).

On Sept. 26th, ISO/TC 213 working group meeting was held in the Zhangjiang Park of Shanghai Academy of Public Measurement (APM). APM Director Mr. Zhu Ming received the delegates of the 41st plenary meeting and working group international meeting of the Technical Committee for Standardization of Geometrical Product Specifications of the International Standardization Organization (ISO/ TC) and extended his warm welcome for holding the meeting in the Park. In addition, he also briefed the delegates on the general information of APM, the function layout of the park and its various testing capabilities and wished the meeting a complete success. 

As an important engineering design language, Geometrical Product Specifications (GPS) covers both the micro and macro areas throughout the full life cycle of product development, design, manufacturing, acceptance, use, maintenance and disposal. GPS constitutes the primary elements for satisfying the digital demands throughout the whole process of product manufacturing and plays a vital part in ensuring the consistency of product information transmission, the optimal distribution of the resources throughout the whole process of product manufacturing and cost reduction. 

ISO/TC 213 plenary meeting and working group meeting is the top-level meeting for GPS in the field of international standardization. From a dozen of countries and regions around the world, over 100 experts and representatives from the fields of product design, manufacturing, testing and research attended the meeting, including experts from national metrology and testing institutes such as the National Institute of Metrology (NIM), the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and world-famous enterprises such as Siemens, Boeing, General Motors, Zeiss, Volvo and Novo Nordisk. The duration, agenda and scale of the meeting have hit a record high.

The meeting also provided a golden opportunity for Chinese experts to understand and keep pace with the latest development and revision of international standards and practically participate in international standardization activities, enabled ISO experts to understand the support and importance attached to the international standardization work from Chinese government and experts and further promoted China’s national influence and international status in the field of standardization.