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  • Long and winding wires

    15 June 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Millions of kilometres of winding wires are produced every day – enough to go around the earth at least ten times! IEC Standards make sure they are used safely in millions of devices. They also pave the way for future...
  • A life devoted to Standards

    15 January 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Jan Ollner was Executive Secretary of the Swedish National Committee (NC) from 1948 until 1956. This was a time of rapid change for the IEC, with Central Office moving from London to Geneva and a number of new Technical...
  • The shape of prints to come

    21 May 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Since the mid-18th century, manufacturing has been affected by technical innovations that have led to the gradual replacement of many craft-based activities by mechanized and automated processes. From weaving to the mass...

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