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DIN Standards Committee Optics and Precision Mechanics

About NAFuO

The DIN Standards Committee for Precision Mechanics and Optics (NAFuO) is responsible for standardization in

  • precision mechanics - including in healthcare technology,
  • microsystems technology,
  • optics and photonics
  • as well as jewellery and horology.  

The NAFuO also covers the biological evaluation and clinical investigation of medical devices, and tissue engineering. In the field of personal protective equipment, it is responsible for the standardization of personal eye protection, respiratory protective devices and diving equipment.

Most of the documents developed by the NAFuO are "harmonized" European Standards which give detail to the essential safety requirements laid down in European Directives. These harmonized standards are essential for placing products to the European market.

The Committee also aims at making as many standards as possible available at international level to reflect the global nature of these markets and to promote the global harmonization of approval procedures, particularly in the medical devices sector.

The NAFuO monitors all current developments in its areas of activity and is very open to new technologies and trends.

Feel free to contact us any time if you see the need to standardize a particular subject.

How is NAFuO composed?




DIN e. V.

Elisabeth Beck

Alexander-Wellendorff-Str. 2
75172 Pforzheim

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New projects
Document number Begin Title
DIN EN 13794 rev-00079184 2020-09-18 Atemschutzgeräte — Isoliergeräte für Selbstrettung — Anforderungen, Prüfung, Kennzeichnung More  Comment 
DIN 58381 2020-09-03 Optics and photonics - Operating elements on telescopes, binoculars and telescopic sights More  Comment 
ISO/CD 16976-1 2020-09-03 Respiratory protective devices - Human factors - Part 1: Metabolic rates and respiratory flow rates More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN 58184 2020-11 Spectacles used in school sports - Requirements and test methods More  Read draft and comment
DIN 5343 2020-10 Cleanliness of medical devices - Process design and test methods; Text in German and English More  Comment draft
DIN EN ISO 15253 2020-10 Ophthalmic optics and instruments - Optical and electro-optical devices for enhancing low vision (ISO/DIS 15253:2020); German and English version prEN ISO 15253:2020 More  Read draft and comment

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New publications
Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN ISO 12123 2020-12 Standard Optics and photonics - Specification of raw optical glass (ISO 12123:2018) More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 81060-2 2020-12 Standard Non-invasive sphygmomanometers - Part 2: Clinical investigation of intermittent automated measurement type (ISO 81060-2:2018 + Amd 1:2020); German version EN ISO 81060-2:2019 + A1:2020 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN 12472 2020-11 Standard Method for the simulation of accelerated wear and corrosion for the detection of nickel release from coated items; German version EN 12472:2020 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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Documents withdrawn without replacement
Document number Deadline for comments Title
DIN ISO 5832-8 2020-11-30 Implants for surgery - Metallic materials - Part 8: Wrought cobalt-nickel-chromium-molybdenum-tungsten-iron alloy (ISO 5832-8:1997) More  Comment 

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Your way to NAFuO

The Offices of DIN Pforzheim are located at the borders of the City center.

Feinmechanik und Optik
Außenstelle Pforzheim
Alexander-Wellendorff-Str. 2
75172 Pforzheim
Tel.: 07231 9188-0

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Main station (Hauptbahnhof), approx. 15 minutes walking distance to Alexander-Wellendorff-Straße. Leave the station platform and take Exit West towards city (Schmuckwelten). In the pedestrian underpass please keep left and follow the Bahnhofstraße continuing into the Leopoldstraße up to the bridge. After the bridge turn right and continue along the Jörg-Ratgeb-Straße, cross the street on to the Turnplatz. The DIN office is located to the right of the Wellendorff company. Taxi approx. 7 minutes, ca. 8 €.

Alternatively take the bus line 2 to Sonnenhof or line 8 to Rodrücken, approx. 10 minutes. Get off the bus at ”Turnplatz“ and cross the parking.

Coming from the autobahn A8 please take junction Pforzheim Nord (exit No 44). Continue along B294 (follow Heinrich-Wieland-Allee, Hohenzollernstraße, Christophallee) heading for the city centre. After passing the main railway station, turn off the B294 onto the Luisenstraße towards Brötzingen (i. e. at the petrol station ”Jet“ keep left). At the next set of lights turn left and follow the Berliner Straße up to the bridge. After the bridge turn right onto the Turnplatz. It is possible (except on Wednesdays) to park directly on the Turnplatz (parking fee).

The DIN office is located to the right of the Wellendorff company. Please note, if you use a navigation system, Turnplatz should be entered as destination, not Alexander-Wellendorff-Straße 2.

Free parking is available on the Messplatz. Please follow the corresponding inner city road signs.

From there, it is a 10 minute walk along the Enz (downstream direction) to the DIN Office.