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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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ASTM International Board of Directors Holds October Meetings in Seoul

The ASTM board held its October meeting in Seoul, South Korea; while there the board connected with ... READ MORE »

Recap: News of the ASTM Board of Directors

At its October meeting, the ASTM board of directors conducted business and heard reports. ... READ MORE »

Get the Lead Out

The recent introduction of the new Apple iPhone 6 was an occasion of great joy for tech geeks all ov... READ MORE »

Transition: New ASTM President Selected

As I close out this year of serving as chairman of ASTM International’s board of directors, it is ... READ MORE »

ASTM Compass

Let’s get acquainted with ASTM CompassR. ... READ MORE »

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 »