Friday, December 18, 2009

FPC Member represents American optics interests in Berlin ISO meeting

Ray Williamson Consulting, an FPC member, represented American optics interests in a recent Berlin ISO meeting. Good international standards facilitate commerce, but writing them is not easy. This is the job of ISO, and the U.S. supports ISO's optics standards through ANSI's Optics and Electro-Optics Standards Committee (OEOSC.)

Ray Williamson, as a voting expert in OEOSC, volunteers time at OEOSC meetings several times per year, edits American and ISO documents, and attends ISO meetings. In November 2009, he was part of the American delegation in Berlin along with Allen Krisiloff of Triptar Lens Company, David Aikens of Savvy Optics, Marla Dowell of NIST, and Gordon Boultbee of JDSU.

Ray's major effort this year was fixing numerous problems in ISO 10110-6 (centering tolerances) and adding definitions and and notations for runout and beam deviation at the request of American manufacturers. The new version is expected to be available in 2011.

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