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Of SI and Standards

Whether current versions of time-honored standards such as specifications for steel tee rails and cement or brand new guides for search and rescue certification groups and tissue scaffold permeability, ASTM International standards are subject to the dictates of Form and Style for ASTM Standards. That includes use of the International System of Units, commonly called SI units....


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It's What We Do

ASTM International standards are synonymous with quality and relevance. We know that. And we know th... READ MORE »

ASTM Technical Journals

Whether a paper addresses epoxy resin or self-consolidating concrete, unsaturated soils or ballistic... READ MORE »

Creating a New Generation of Aircraft and Pilots

An international trade association, GAMA represents more than 85 of the world’s leading manufactur... READ MORE »

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 »