World Standards Day 2019 - Why standardization is essential in engineering

Search engine from CADENAS helps to find standard parts

On 14 October 1946, representatives from 25 countries met in London and decided to set up a new international organisation with the aim of "facilitating the international coordination and standardisation of industrial standards". Every year since 1970, the members of IEC, ISO and ITU have therefore celebrated World Standards Day on 14 October to pay tribute to the work of the experts working to develop international standards worldwide.

Standards simplify international trade, help save costs, and ensure that new solutions are compatible with existing products and systems. In particular, future fields such as Industry 4.0 or Smart Mobility can only be mastered through standardization. Especially in mechanical engineering and design, standards and standard parts are essential: standardized components guarantee compliance with minimum standards in terms of quality, minimize the risk in product planning, offer a high savings potential and help to reduce product diversity.

The example of Germany shows how much standards affect the economy. According to the study
"Der gesamtwirtschaftliche Nutzen der Normung" published by DIN, the German Institute for Standardization, the German economy saves approx. 17,000,000,000 euros each year thanks to standards. According to DIN, about 34,100 standards currently apply in Germany; the number of standards valid worldwide is estimated at several hundred thousand.

Find standard parts easily with the search engine

If in search of standard parts for your design, CADENAS provides valuable support with, the search engine for manufacturer components of the next dimension. In this way, it is not only possible to search quickly and easily for the desired components using intelligent search methods based on geometries, images or colors, but also for standardized components. Engineers, designers, architects and planners can search for various standards, such as DIN, EN, ISO, in over 1,200 different catalogs, download 3D CAD models free of charge and use them in their design with just a few clicks. - The Next Dimension Visual Search Engine for 3D Manufacturer Components is the next dimension visual search engine that searches billions of 3D CAD & BIM models in hundreds of manufacturer catalogs available worldwide. With its intelligent search functions and free CAD & BIM data download, is the indispensable platform for architects, planners, engineers and designers. Further international manufacturers of components are continuously added to the catalog library.

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