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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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Digital Reference Images for Magnesium Castings

Magnesium alloy castings are everywhere: from aircraft main engines and auxiliary power units to pow... READ MORE »

Leveraging Standards in the Energy Resurgence

Marathon Petroleum’s Fred Walas talks about today’s energy developments, sustainability at his c... READ MORE »

Metal Powder Bed Fusion

Products for medical implants and aerospace components are two of the applications of powder bed fus... READ MORE »

Power of Participation

They say knowledge is power. And the marketplace power that comes from knowing what work is under wa... READ MORE »

Thermal Conductivity and Diffusivity

A proposed new ASTM International standard will aid in understanding thermal transport properties, a... READ MORE »

Vinyl Siding Color and Appearance

Color and appearance are two of the leading qualities that a homeowner looks for when considering vi... READ MORE »

Properties of Metal Powders for Additive Manufacturing

High grade biomedical implants and automotive and aerospace parts are among the objects that can be ... READ MORE »

Rotary Beam Fatigue Tests of Wire Used for Medical Devices

Solid, round, fine wire is often used by the medical industry in devices such as catheter guide wire... READ MORE »

Strategic Standardization

SCC leader John Walter discusses the strategic value of standardization, his organization’s priori... READ MORE »

ASTM's Technical Information Resource

A researcher investigates a new asphalt additive and tests with a standard from Committee C09 on Con... READ MORE »