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ASTM International standards guide material analysis and the production and use of metals. Standards for ferrous and nonferrous metals, plastics and paint, ceramics and composites, and diverse materials analyses provide guidance in many industry areas. See below for the latest news on ASTM's activities in this area, and explore relevant standards, committee meeting dates and more in the boxes to the left.

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Properties of Metal Powders for Additive Manufacturing

High grade biomedical implants and automotive and aerospace parts are among the objects that can be made from metal powders using additive manufacturing processes. The makers and users of metal powders will be among those who will benefit from a new ASTM International standard, F3049, Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing....

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Rotary Beam Fatigue Tests of Wire Used for Medical Devices

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Strategic Standardization

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ASTM's Technical Information Resource

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Strategic Standards Management for an Academic Audience

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Composite Wipe Sampling Following Lead Abatement

Permanently removing all traces of lead-based paint hazards is a crucial element in the rehabilitati... READ MORE »

Safe and Fit

Lace up your work boots and chances are that ASTM standards are at work to prevent a cut or a bruise... READ MORE »

Preparing Tomorrow’s Work Force Today

The education of students pursuing careers in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathemat... READ MORE »

The Bridge

Where will we find the next generation of technical experts? That question is deliberated in standar... READ MORE »

Particle Size Measurement of Powdered Materials

A large and diverse set of manufactured materials are in powdered form at one stage or another. No m... READ MORE »

Quantile Estimation

Q. Which method of quantile estimation should be used? ... READ MORE »