Recently, we discussed materials,
some of our friends
asked about ASTM, so today we will try to know about ASTM.

"American Society For Testing Materials"

A group of scientists and engineers, led by Charles Dudley, formed ASTM in 1898 Originally called the "American Society for Testing Materials". 
In 1902, it became the "American Society for Testing and Materials" in 1961 before it changed its name to “ASTM International” and in 2001, added the tagline "Standards Worldwide". In 2014, it changed the tagline to "Helping our World Work better". Now, ASTM International has offices in Belgium, Canada, 

China, Peru, and Washington, D.C.

: Basically, Its purpose was to address and prevent the frequent rail breaks and creating standards for steel in the railroad industry.that were plaguing the industry, by developing standards that would ensure higher quality rail products. Today, the American Society for Testing and Materials is known as ASTM International. It consists of over 30,000 members across the entire world.those are the product users, producers, consumers, academics, and consultants.
ASTM develops and publishes technical standards for many different industries with the goal of enhancing performance and safety on a wide range of products, materials, systems, and services. Each standard falls into different categories including Thousands of ASTM standards that are upheld all over the world, each with their own unique number. Each standard falls into a variety of categories which include:
Standard Specification
Standard Test Method
Standard Practice Guide
Standard Classification
Terminology Standard
Standard designations usually consist of a letter prefix and a sequentially assigned number. This may optionally be followed by a dash and the last two digits of the year in which the standard was adopted. Prefix letters correspond to the following subjects:

A = Iron and Steel Materials
B = Nonferrous Metal Materials
C = Ceramic, Concrete, and Masonry Materials
D = Miscellaneous Materials
E = Miscellaneous Subjects
F = Materials for Specific Applications
G = Corrosion, Deterioration, and Degradation of Materials

     Book of ASTM Standards

    Plastics :ASTM Volume 08.01 Plastics (I): C1147–D3159


    ASTM Volume 15.06 Adhesives

    Rubber :

    ASTM Volume 09.01 Rubber, Natural and Synthetic —General Test Methods; Carbon  Black


    Iron and steel:   

    Volume 01.01 Steel—Piping, Tubing, Fittings
    Volume 01.02 Ferrous Castings; Ferroalloys
    Volume 01.03 Steel—Plate, Sheet, Strip, Wire; Stainless Steel Bar
    Volume 01.04 Steel—Structural, Reinforcing, Pressure Vessel, Railway
    Volume 01.05 Steel—Bars, Forgings, Bearing, Chain, Tool
    Volume 01.06 Coated Steel Products
    Volume 01.07 Ships and Marine Technology (I): F670 – F1511
    Volume 01.08 Ships and Marine Technology (II): F1546 – latest
    Volume 01.09 Fasteners; Rolling Element Bearings


    Nonferrous metal: Section: 2 Nonferrous Metal Products Metal test methods and analytical procedures:

    Section: 3 Metals Test Methods and Analytical Procedures.
    Construction :
    Adhesive Standards: Building Standards: Cement Standards and Concrete StandardsFire Standards and Flammability StandardsGeotechnical Engineering StandardsMasonry Standards Road Standards and Paving Standards Roofing Standards Thermal Insulation Standards Wood Standards

    ASTM Volume 07.01 Textiles (I): D76–D4391Electrical insulation and electronics : Volume 10.01 Electrical Insulation (I):D69-D2484
    Volume 10.02 Electrical Insulation (II): D2519-latest volume 10.03 Electrical Insulating Liquids and Gases; Electrical Protective EquipmentVolume 10.04 Electronics; Declarable Substances in Materials; 3D Imaging Systems; Additive Manufacturing Technologies
    Water and environmental technology 

    Volume 11.01 Water (I)Volume 11.02 Water (II)Volume 11.03 Occupational Health and Safety; Protective ClothingVolume 11.04 Waste ManagementVolume 11.05 Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective ActionVolume 11.06 Environmental; Biological Effects and Environmental Fate; Industrial BiotechnologyVolume 11.07 Air QualityVolume 11.08 Pesticides, Antimicrobials, and Alternative Control Agents; Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response
    Nuclear :
    ASTM Volume 12.01 Nuclear Energy (I)
    Solar and geothermal energy :
    Section: 12 Nuclear, Solar, and Geothermal Energy
    Volume 12.01 Nuclear Energy (I)
    Volume 12.02 Nuclear (II), Solar, and Geothermal Energy; Radiation Processing

    Medical devices and services :

    Volume 13.01 Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices (I): E667-F2477
    Volume 13.02 Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices (II): F2502-Latest; Emergency Medical Services; Search and Rescue; Anesthetic and Respiratory Equipment

    General Methods and Instrumentatio

    Section: 14 General Methods

    General Products, Chemical Specialties :

    General Products, Chemical Specialties:
    Volume 15.01 Refractories; Activated Carbon; Advanced Ceramics
    Volume 15.02 Glass; Ceramic Whitewares
    Volume 15.03 Space Simulation; Aerospace and Aircraft; Composite Materials
    Volume 15.04 Soaps and Other Detergents; Polishes; Leather; Resilient Floor Coverings
    Volume 15.05 Engine Coolants and Related Fluids; Halogenated Organic Solvents and Fire Extinguishing AgentsVolume 15.06 Adhesives
    Volume 15.07 Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces and Facilities; Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear;

    Amusement Rides and Devices; Snow Skiing
    Volume 15.08 Security Systems and Equipment; Detention and Correctional Facilities; Homeland Security Applications; Driverless Automatic Guided Industrial Vehicles; Exoskeletons and Exosuits
    Volume 15.09 Light Sport Aircraft; Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Aircraft Systems; General Aviation Aircraft; Aerospace Personnel; Commercial SpaceflightVolume
    15.10 Packaging; Primary Barrier Packaging; Cannabis
    Volume 15.11 Consumer Products; Business Imaging Products;
    Vacuum Cleaners
    Volume 15.12 Livestock, Meat, and Poultry Evaluation Systems; Food Service EquipmentAnd many more ......

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