ASTM full form

What is the ASTM full form?

ASTM full form name is American Society for Testing and Materials.

  • It is one of the world’s largest international standards developing organizations, establishing and publishing consensus standards.
  • A group of scientists and engineers, commanded by Charles Dudley, designed ASTM in the year 1898 to address the regular rail breaks affecting the strong-growing railroad industry.
  • It was recognized in the year 1898 by the name of American Section of the International Association for Testing Materials. It came into presence before many other standards organizations such as the AFNOR (1926), BSI (1901), DIN (1917), ANSI (1981), IEC (1906), and ISO -international standards organization (1947).

ASTM Includes:

  • ASTM voluntarily develops and publishes consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, services, products, and systems.
  • It also has a committee of industry experts that meet on a regular basis in an open and transparent process to set ASTM standards for a variety of materials, goods, and services, among other things.
  • It now has over 12,000 ASTM standards in use around the world. These standards, when paired with ASTM’s innovative business services, are intended to improve people’s lives. 
  • The members of ASTM works on one or more of 140+ ASTM Technical Committees
  • As a result, it improves performance and gives customers the confidence to acquire and utilize thing.
  • The formulation of packaging standards and the advancement of knowledge are tasks that fall within the purview of the ASTM D-10 Standards Committee.
  • Terminology, procedures, test procedures, specifications, manuals, and classifications should all be included in standards (including dimensions).
  • In particular, this work are entail:
    • 1) defining materials and processes that take into account both item and consumer impact, resulting in a package and packaged product that are acceptable for delivery;
    • 2) generating closely related shipping systems design criteria;
    • 3) developing materials handling standards related to distribution, including measurement of the packaging environment; and
    • 4) evaluating the suitability of packaging-related standards through round-robin laboratory eval.

The Importance of ASTM Safety Standards

  • To guarantee the caliber (Accuracy) and uniformity of materials, scientists, engineers, architects, and governmental organizations rely on ASTM safety standards.
  • Although these requirements are optional, they ideally cited govern by authorities in all contracts, government rules, regulations, and laws.
  • In assessing the material, chemical, mechanical, and metallurgical characteristics of metals, ASTM standards are essential.
  • This knowledge aids in directing product makers toward appropriate application and processing steps.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)- International Standards are divided into six categories:

  • Standard Specification
  • Standard Test Method
  • Standard Practice
  • Standard Guide
  • Standard Classification 
  • Terminology standards.
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  • Headquarters: West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Founder: Charles Benjamin Dudley
  • Founded: 16 June 1898
  • President: Katharine Morgan (Year 2022)

What are ASTM standards used for?

This standards are used and recognized worldwide and cover zones & range of materials products such as

  • metals,
  • paints,
  • plastics,
  • textiles,
  • petroleum,
  • construction,
  • energy,
  • the environment,
  • consumer products,
  • medical services,
  • devices and electronics,
  • advanced materials

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