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See below for Standardization News articles that provide helpful hints for and discussion of various aspects of developing standards in ASTM International, including the regular statistics column DataPoints and PlainTalk by ASTM President James A. Thomas.

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ASTM Technical Journals

Whether a paper addresses epoxy resin or self-consolidating concrete, unsaturated soils or ballistics, or other topics, it can find a place in one of ASTM International’s four technical journals; the journals detail original research and work in testing and evaluation, materials performance, and geotechnical and civil engineering. ...


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E-Materials Data

Given that today the Internet allows you to find virtually any kind of information on virtually any ... READ MORE »


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Environmentally Friendly Meetings Move to Center Stage

Thanks to work by ASTM International Subcommittee E60.02 on Hospitality, a set of ASTM standards now... READ MORE »

Statistical Prediction Intervals

What considerations are there with statistical prediction intervals when the underlying distribution... READ MORE »

Steel and Standards

How does ArcelorMittal use standards in its materials production business?... READ MORE »

Global Collaboration

For several years, ASTM International has worked to raise greater awareness of its standards and oth... READ MORE »

ASTM Membership: From Student to Professional

In 2002, I was on my way to getting my degree in materials engineering at the Instituto Tecnologico ... READ MORE »

Robert's Rules of Order

Come to an ASTM International meeting with an understanding of Robert’s Rules of Order and you hav... READ MORE »

ASTM and Skill Development

He had a new job, a new role and new responsibilities. But first he had to attend an ASTM meeting. A... READ MORE »

A Century of Refractories

The term “refractory” is defined in C71, Terminology Relating to Refractories, as “nonmetallic... READ MORE »