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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 5340 2021-01-14 Terms for physiological optics More  Comment 
ISO/WD 24013 2020-12-31 Optics and photonics - Lasers and laser-related equipment - Measurement of phase retardation of optical components for polarized laser radiation More  Comment 
ISO/AWI 17411 2020-12-21 Optics and photonics - Optical materials and components - Test method for homogeneity of optical glasses by laser interferometry More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN ISO 10110-12 2021-03 Optics and photonics - Preparation of drawings for optical elements and systems - Part 12: Aspheric surfaces (ISO 10110-12:2019); Text in German and English More 
DIN EN ISO 9713 2021-03 Neurosurgical implants - Self-closing intracranial aneurysm clips (ISO/DIS 9713:2021); German and English version prEN ISO 9713:2021 More 
DIN EN ISO 15798 2021-02 Ophthalmic implants - Ophthalmic viscosurgical devices (ISO/DIS 15798:2020); German and English version prEN ISO 15798:2020 More  Read draft and comment

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New publications
Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN 58243 2021-02 Standard Medical instruments - Intestinal forceps type Kocher More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN 58244 2021-02 Standard Medical instruments - Intestinal forceps type Mayo-Robson More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN 58313 2021-02 Standard Medical instruments - Cotton carrier, straight More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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Documents withdrawn without replacement
Document number Deadline for comments Title
DIN 8318 2021-01-31 Radioluminescent deposits used for horological instruments; terms, requirements, testing More  Comment 
DIN 8254 2021-01-31 Shock-absorber for watches; main dimensions, fits More  Comment 
DIN 31300 2021-01-31 Graphical symbols for clocks 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.