DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FüR NORMUNG E.V. (DIN; in English , the GERMAN
INSTITUTE FOR STANDARDIZATION) is the German national organization for
standardization and is the German ISO member body. DIN is a German
Registered Association (e.V. ) headquartered in
* 1 History * 2 DIN standard designation * 3 Examples of DIN standards * 4 See also * 5 External links
Founded in 1917 as the Normenausschuß der deutschen Industrie (NADI, "Standardisation Committee of German Industry"), the NADI was renamed Deutscher Normenausschuß (DNA, "German Standardisation Committee") in 1926 to reflect that the organization now dealt with standardization issues in many fields; viz., not just for industrial products. In 1975 it was renamed again to Deutsches Institut für Normung, or 'DIN' and is recognized by the German government as the official national-standards body, representing German interests at the international and European levels.
The acronym , 'DIN' is often incorrectly expanded as Deutsche Industrienorm ("German Industry Standard"). This is largely due to the historic origin of the DIN as "NADI". The NADI indeed published their standards as DI-Norm (Deutsche Industrienorm). For example, the first published standard was 'DI-Norm 1' (about tapered pins ) in 1918. Many people still mistakenly associate DIN with the old DI-Norm naming convention.
One of the earliest, and probably the best known, is
DIN STANDARD DESIGNATION
The designation of a DIN standard shows its origin (# denotes a number):
* DIN # is used for German standards with primarily domestic significance or designed as a first step toward international status. E DIN # is a draft standard and DIN V # is a preliminary standard. * DIN EN # is used for the German edition of European standards. * DIN ISO # is used for the German edition of ISO standards. * DIN EN ISO # is used if the standard has also been adopted as a European standard.
EXAMPLES OF DIN STANDARDS
Main article: List of DIN standards
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