Standardization News

An entire ASTM International committee is working on standards for a remarkable type of connected product. The committee on exoskeletons and exosuits (F48), formed in 2017, develops consensus... read more
We live in the age of Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution, an era in which factories and their products have become increasingly automated, self-monitoring, and computerized. One... read more
Think for a minute about how the brain approaches a new task and learns how to master it. Let’s say you’ve never baked a cake, but you want to make one for a special occasion. What do you do?Today,... read more
The world is currently in the midst of a global health crisis related to COVID-19. The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, is a particularly virulent strain. It is highly... read more
It is a sobering reality for pilots and passengers alike that there are limits to what can be done to save an airplane experiencing difficulties during a flight.Over the years, this has led to the... read more
Standards development takes place largely on the web. However, we tend to rely on face-to-face meetings for content development and negotiations following balloting.With the recent meeting... read more
Healthcare workers wear face masks to prevent germs from their noses and mouths from passing to the patient as well as to protect themselves from infection. The scrubs and gowns they wear serve... read more
What can SEI do for you? According to Tim Brooke, the answer to that question is: “Meet all your certification needs.”Brooke recently took over the helm of the ASTM International affiliate on... read more
Ask someone to name a product containing hemp and most likely, he or she will mention consumables or clothing. Yet for centuries, humankind has used the Cannabis sativa plant’s woody stem in... read more
A lot of attention is being paid to improving the energy efficiency of gas-guzzling vehicles, the motors that power industrial equipment, and the HVAC systems that keep homes and offices comfortable... read more