President's Column



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Outreach: In Support of Members Around the Globe

In 2001, when the ASTM board of directors decided to change the name of this organization from the American Society for Testing and Materials to ASTM... more
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It's What We Do

ASTM International standards are synonymous with quality and relevance. We know that. And we know that they are the standards of choice wherever... more
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The Bridge

Where will we find the next generation of technical experts? That question is deliberated in standards conferences all over the world and in... more
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Barriers

Identifying Roadblocks to the Use of ASTM Standards... more
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Creating Solutions

ASTM has created a Smart Manufacturing Advisory Committee... more
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Game Changer

The publication of OMB A-119 transformed the U.S. standards system... more
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Helping Our World Work Better

Before you turned to this page, you probably noticed something different about this issue of SN. In the days to come, you will see other signs of a... more
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Power of Participation

They say knowledge is power. And the marketplace power that comes from knowing what work is under way in a standards developing organization can be... more
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What's in a Word?

ASTM is diverse and open — on a grand scale. James A. Thomas reflects on how the organization has evolved while remaining true to removing barriers... more


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The Role of Government

The partnership between the U.S. federal government and standards organizations long-standing and successful. James A. Thomas considers the history... more

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