Standardization News

This year has seen unprecedented societal change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many states are only now emerging from stay-at-home orders, restaurants and beaches are just beginning to reopen... read more
In recent years, the world has witnessed a surge in the number of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) taking to the air. Commonly referred to as drones, these pilotless air vehicles have been embraced by... read more
Years ago, an advertising campaign urged travelers to “Fly the friendly skies.” The efforts of a dedicated group of aviation industry stakeholders and forward-thinking ASTM International committee... read more
It has been more than 70 years since the nuclear energy industry got its start following World War II. Today, nuclear energy provides about 10% of the world’s electricity and 29% of the world’s low-... read more
Online retail giant Amazon recently proved that delivery by drone, known formally as an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), is not only possible, but represents the future of last-mile delivery.... read more
As we see increasingly severe storms and natural disasters take their toll worldwide, it is clear that better planning for infrastructure is required. And resilience — the ability of an object or... read more
Board ActionsThe board approved the following action:The consolidated financial statements and report of the independent accountants, and the annual review of the finance and audit committee charter... read more
Wherever testing plays an important role in an industry, PTP — Proficiency Testing Programs – also play an important role. Do you need to check the strength of a yarn for an automobile seat?... read more
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