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Standards Impact Latin America

Are there particular areas or industries where you have seen the positive impact of the work of ICONTEC? During its more than 56 years, ICONTEC has... more


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Practical Sustainability

Industry Sectors: 
Environment
How are standards important to ENSO? When you have an organization like ASTM building international standards, it helps reduce market fragmentation... more


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Standards and Biodiesel

Industry Sectors: 
Energy
What is the significance of including biodiesel in more traditional fuels and fuels standards? With today’s regulations, the National Biodiesel Board... more


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Advancing Additive Manufacturing

Industry Sectors: 
Metals & Materials
Quality
What does your organization bring to the new ASTM International Center of Excellence? Steven Taylor, Auburn University: Auburn brings to the table... more


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Buildings and Resilience

Industry Sectors: 
Construction
Safety
Environment
Energy
How has your experience as a survivor of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, informed your work? It was a life-changing event for me, both personally and... more


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SWE’s 2018 President Talks about Women in Engineering

Why did you become an engineer? I was going to be an architect. I thought it would be cool to design buildings, and I had an uncle who was an... more


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The Manufacturing Institutes and their Impact

You currently lead the U.S. Department of Defense Manufacturing Institutes. Why are they important? What is their impact? The Department of Defense... more


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Of Bone, Cells, and Standards

Industry Sectors: 
Medical
What sparked your interest in materials engineering for medical applications? In high school, I wrote a science report about bone. I had to describe... more


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Leading Voices: Cement and Concrete Standards

Industry Sectors: 
Construction
Safety
Environment
Transportation
Manuel Lascarro What large infrastructure projects are being developed in Latin America and how will standards help make them a reality? Since the... more


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Testing and Trade

Industry Sectors: 
Consumer Products
Metals & Materials
Transportation
Chemicals
Energy
Quality
Why is Inspectorate involved with ASTM’s Proficiency Testing Program? One of the primary reasons Inspectorate has been involved, and probably the... more

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