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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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Composites Increase Power Line Capacity

Overhead conductors used to transmit electricity typically consist of stranded aluminum wires that s... READ MORE »

Enhancing Shear Test Versatility

Aluminum sheet products are used around the world in a wide array of applications, from aircraft, au... READ MORE »

Know Your Outliers

Using a new ASTM International standard will make it easier to simultaneously identify multiple outl... READ MORE »

Marking the X-Ray Spot

The quality and resolution of X-ray images depends on the characteristics of the focal point, the ar... READ MORE »

Combating Corrosion

The evening news may leave many of us feeling war-weary, but one ASTM International technical commit... READ MORE »

Helping Our Brand Work Better

“Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room,” says Amazon founder, Je... READ MORE »

Helping Our World Work Better

Before you turned to this page, you probably noticed something different about this issue of SN. In ... READ MORE »

Nutrition Labels for Products

In today’s competitive marketplace, providing a verified EPD can help your product stand out as mo... READ MORE »

Passing the Torch

An oft-quoted maxim says that if you give someone a fish you may feed them for a day, but if you tea... READ MORE »

Tackling R&D with Standards

It takes good science and advanced technologies to make rubber components that keep appliances, cars... READ MORE »