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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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Tackling R&D with Standards

It takes good science and advanced technologies to make rubber components that keep appliances, cars and industrial machinery working smoothly. Brian Palecek of Trostel Ltd. describes how ASTM standards and other tools help his company streamline innovation, save money and improve speed to market....

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Developing Standards Professionals

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

Leveraging Standards in the Energy Resurgence

Marathon Petroleum’s Fred Walas talks about today’s energy developments, sustainability at his c... READ MORE »

Partnering to Meet Standards Goals

When responding to standards needs, ASTM International welcomes the opportunity to partner with othe... READ MORE »

Strategic Standards Management for an Academic Audience

Sandards are boring and should just be left to standards developers.... READ MORE »

The Bridge

Where will we find the next generation of technical experts? That question is deliberated in standar... READ MORE »

Quantile Estimation

Q. Which method of quantile estimation should be used? ... READ MORE »

Collaborating for Consensus

Partnering is an important strategy for 21st century business and government. Bringing multiple stak... READ MORE »

Preparing Tomorrow’s Work Force Today

The education of students pursuing careers in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathemat... READ MORE »

How Normal is Normal?

How can I determine if my data comes from a normal distribution?... READ MORE »