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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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Powder Bed Fusion of Plastic Materials

A new ASTM International standard for powder bed fusion of plastic materials will provide a common s... READ MORE »

An Upward Spiral

It’s always nice to know when you have helped someone else succeed. We here at ASTM International... READ MORE »

Boron-10 Areal Density

Boron loaded materials are an essential component in the safe transportation or storage of both spen... READ MORE »

Watching Paint Dry

When Kenneth Tator founded Kenneth Tator Associates in 1949 — at that time a sole proprietorship o... READ MORE »

Developing Standards Professionals

In forming the group that would become the International Cooperation for Education about Standardiza... READ MORE »

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 »