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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...
How standards impact testing equipment manufactured by global SME Elcometer.
By John Fletcher
Most of the equipment in Elcometer’s product line complies with standards, so ASTM test methods, guides and practices are important to both our customers and the usability of our products. Customers need to be confident that they can use Elcometer inspection and test equipmen...
A first-of-its-kind standard from ASTM International aims to support the introduction of ethanol as a cooking fuel, a step that will help people in developing countries access and use a safer alternative to wood, charcoal and other traditional fuels.
Each year, millions of people get sick or die due to household air pollution from cooking with traditional fuels such as wood or cha...
A new ASTM International standard will help to more quickly and accurately detect for contaminants called asphaltenes in a variety of petroleum products. The new standard (soon to be published as D7996, Test Method for Measuring Visible Spectrum of Asphaltenes in Heavy Fuel Oils and Crude Oils by Spectroscopy in a Microfluidic Platform) will thus improve efficiency in producing crude and...
Technology, Design and Safety for Small Airplanes
Anyone who routinely flies will benefit from a new ASTM standard on general aviation. The new standard (F3114, Specification for Structures) addresses the structural airworthiness requirements of small airplanes, from lightweight propeller-driven planes to light business jets.