What is ASTM?

Who is the ASTM?

ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is a globally recognised leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. 

What is an ASTM standard?

ASTM standards are documents that help to ensure that the use of materials in multiple industries are safe, compliant and consistent.

What is an ASM used for?

ASTM have developed standards that are used universally across multiple industries to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.

What do the ASTM do?

Working in an open and transparent process and using ASTM’s advanced electronic infrastructure, ASTM members deliver the test methods, specifications, guides, and practices that support industries and governments worldwide.

What are the 6 ASTM manufacturing process standards?

The 6 ASTM standards for manufacturing processes include testing methods, specifications, classifications, practices, guides and terminology standards.

Are ASTM standards legally required? 

ASTM standards are voluntary, but once they are cited in contracts they become an obligatory legal requirement. 


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