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As the lifeblood of most machinery, lubricants — and the standards that guide and measure their effectiveness — support the world’s mechanized demands.
By Rick Carter
It’s safe to say that the world’s engines, turbines, and many other types of machinery run on lubrication first. Without lubricants, machines could not operate — friction...
A new test method developed by ASTM International’s committee on petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants (D02) will help bring emerging technology to the realm of gasoline sample analysis.
According to ASTM member Dan Wispinski, laboratory manager at InnoTech Alberta, the new standard is the first to describe the use of the new vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) detector in g...
A new ASTM International standard will help those who both provide and use induction-heat treatment to strengthen metals. While guides and specifications already exist to qualify standard heat treating furnaces, this new standard will be the first generally accepted guide for qualification of induction heat treating, which heats metal electronically by passing it through a series of coil...
A new ASTM International standard will help with efforts to enhance the cement content in concrete while also reducing carbon dioxide emissions during production.
The new specification (C1797, Specification for Ground Calcium Carbonate and Aggregate Mineral Fillers for Use in Hydraulic Cement Concrete) was developed by ASTM International’s committee on concrete and concrete...
A new ASTM standard will help manufacturers incorporate more sustainable practices into production. The new standard, developed by ASTM International Committee E60 on Sustainability, will ultimately help companies reduce costs, improve quality, incorporate best practices, and more.
How an ASTM standard was critical to the growth of an important market served by metal producer Applied Process
BY Kathy Hayrynen
Since 1984, the Applied Process Companies have promoted the use of austempered ductile iron – a heat treated cast iron with exceptional strength, toughness and wear resistance. In the early days of the company, it was challenging to sell a...
Small Is BigSmall and Medium Sized Enterprises, ASTM and the Benefits of Collaboration
By Cicely Enright
At ASTM, small is big.
Small and medium sized enterprises, which make major contributions to economic growth and job creation around the world, also contribute to their industries through the standards they help develop. The ASTM–SME synergy benefits its par...