Over 12,000 ASTM standards operate globally. Defined and set by us, they improve the lives of millions every day. Combined with our innovative business services, they enhance performance and help everyone have confidence in the things they buy and use.
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The global chemical industry and ASTM International have partnered for more than 100 years. Today, ASTM standards contribute to research, production, and environmental safety and to thousands of finished products manufactured from rubber, plastics, and raw materials.
Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, uses computer-aided design to build objects layer by layer. Several ASTM International technical committees write standards related to this growing field.
Helping ensure aircraft are safe in the sky and on the ground, addressing some of the smallest parts of a private plane to the largest concerns of international airlines, a number of ASTM International committees develop standards critical to aircraft construction, parts manufacturing, maintenance and aviation fuel.
ASTM International and the global construction industry have long partnered to promote progress and innovation in building homes, offices, and other facilities worldwide.
As the world confronts the linked issues of economic growth and environmental sustainability, energy will play a central role. Growing demands for energy are converging with shrinking natural resources and rising concerns over climate change. Spurred on by these challenges, research and innovation are bringing forward cleaner, safer, and renewable forms of energy to fuel cars and airplanes, heat homes and offices, and provide other kinds of power. Whether it’s aviation fuel, biodiesel, natural gas, nuclear energy, solar panels, or something else, the work of ASTM International committees continues to advance the energy sector. ASTM standards help drive the development, production, distribution, and commerce of energy worldwide.
For more than a century, the global building industry has partnered with ASTM International to support the high quality design, construction and performance of homes, offices and other facilities around the world. Through its diverse range of technical standards and related products and solutions, ASTM helps buildings rise safely and economically while empowering industry stakeholders to respond to changing market requirements and evolving consumer needs.
ASTM International standards contribute to public infrastructure project success. By supporting the science and technology of highway construction, safety, maintenance, and sustainability, standards ensure that roads are reliable, safe, and durable. Standards off er quality and performance for good returns on infrastructure investments.
ASTM International has been the standards development partner of the metals producing industry for more than a century. Today, thousands of ASTM standards cover both ferrous and nonferrous metals, including steel, copper, aluminum and many others. ASTM metals standards continue to make a contribution to important infrastructure construction projects as well as to the development and production of countless industrial and consumer items, equipment and machines.
ASTM International leads the way in testing solutions worldwide. In industries around the world, standard test methods and conformance programs play a vital role in developing, manufacturing, and trading products we rely on every day. From the toys our children play with to the gasoline that fuels our cars, testing ensures that countless products, structures, and services are safe and perform as expected.
Water is a precious resource essential to human life, and its availability determines the quality of life of people the world over. Global economies depend on water to support food production, manufacturing and energy development.
Every day around the globe, ASTM International standards make a vital contribution in the healthcare field. Proven ASTM standards advance human health by improving care delivery, supporting medical research and drug development, enhancing product manufacturing and much more. Developed by leading healthcare practitioners, engineering professionals and other technical experts, ASTM standards drive the science and innovation that bring about a healthier and safer way of life.
Textiles date back to prehistoric times when plant and animal fibers were first used to make clothing. Today, textiles are a trillion-dollar industry, the largest employer in the world. Textiles can be found in our clothing, home furnishings, vehicles, cell phones, and more. And, for more than a century, standards from ASTM committees, beginning with Committee D13 on Textiles, have helped ensure the quality, safety, consistency of textiles, and the international trade of textile products.
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly called drones, are dramatically changing how our world works. Some drones can sit in the palm of your hand while others are the size of jets. The uses for these unmanned devices are also proliferating: inspecting infrastructure, responding to emergencies, collecting weather data, delivering packages, and more. Standards must keep pace to ensure that drones and drone operations continue to support innovation, performance, and safety.
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