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Quality assurance makes a difference in all realms of industry and science. ASTM standards on quality and statistics, accreditation and certification, and other relevant subjects help ensure product and process quality. 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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Properties of Metal Powders for Additive Manufacturing

High grade biomedical implants and automotive and aerospace parts are among the objects that can be made from metal powders using additive manufacturing processes. The makers and users of metal powders will be among those who will benefit from a new ASTM International standard, F3049, Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing....

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Architecture and Building Science Education in North America

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Aviation Turbine Fuels Containing Synthesized Hydrob

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Ensuring Product Quality for Billion Dollar Brands

Kimberly-Clark Corp. is a global manufacturer of personal care, professional care and medical produc... READ MORE »

The Bridge

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

Quantile Estimation

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Preparing Tomorrow’s Work Force Today

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

Partnering to Meet Standards Goals

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

Collaborating for Consensus

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