ISO/ASTM 52915:2020

Specification for additive manufacturing file format (AMF) Version 1.2

Publication date:   Mar 31, 2020

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60.60 Standard published   Mar 31, 2020


ISO/TC 261 Additive manufacturing

International Standard

25.030   Additive manufacturing | 35.240.50   IT applications in industry



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This document provides the specification for the Additive Manufacturing File Format (AMF), an interchange format to address the current and future needs of additive manufacturing technology.
This document specifies the requirements for the preparation, display and transmission for the AMF. When prepared in a structured electronic format, strict adherence to an extensible markup language (XML)[1] schema supports standards-compliant interoperability.
NOTE A W3C XML schema definition (XSD) for the AMF is available from ISO from and from ASTM from An implementation guide for such an XML schema is provided in Annex A.
It is recognized that there is additional information relevant to the final part that is not covered by the current version of this document. Suggested future features are listed in Annex B.
This document does not specify any explicit mechanisms for ensuring data integrity, electronic signatures and encryptions.

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ISO/ASTM 52915:2016


ISO/ASTM 52915:2020
60.60 Standard published
Mar 31, 2020