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The latest news, technical committee updates, events, and announcements for October 2022.


ASTM Signs MoU with Mexican National Standards Body

ASTM International has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and commercial agreement with the Mexican National Standardization and Certification Organization for Building and Construction (ONNCCE), one of Mexico’s largest standards development organizations.

The agreement was signed by Architect Evangelina Hirata, director general of ONNCCE, and Kathie Morgan, president of ASTM International. For more information — including a Spanish translation of our press release — click here.

New Robotics Subcommittee to Address Grasping and Manipulation

The robotics, automation, and autonomous systems committee has formed a new subcommittee on grasping and manipulation.

Out of six proposed standards currently planned for development, the subcommittee plans to register two by the end of 2022, on grasp strength and finger repeatability. Learn more.

ICAM 2022

ICAM 2022 To Be Held October 31 to November 4 in Orlando

Sponsored by the ASTM International Additive Manufactured Center of Excellence (AM CoE), the seventh annual ASTM International Conference on Additive Manufacturing (ICAM) is ASTM's flagship event related to standardization, qualification, and certification with an emphasis on industry specific requirements addressing the entire AM process chain.

For more information, or to register for ICAM, click here.

National Science Foundation Project to Support ASTM Additive Manufacturing Consortium

A new U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) research project to Southern University, Louisiana State University, and Auburn University is expected to contribute significantly to ASTM International’s newly established Consortium on Materials Data & Standardization (CMDS).

The newly funded $4 million NSF EPSCoR award is to conduct research on rapid qualification for additively manufactured (AM) critical components used in key industries including aviation, space, and medical industries. Learn more.


October Committee Week
Oct 16-21, New Orleans, LA

November Committee Week
Oct 30 - Nov 4, New Orleans, LA

December Committee Week
December 4-9, New Orleans, LA

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Global Collaboration Forum for PPE

Symposium on Dimension Stone Use in the Built Environment
Oct 18, New Orleans, LA

3rd Annual ASTM Autonomy in Aviation Symposium
Oct 18, New Orleans

42nd Symposium on Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems
Oct 18, New Orleans, LA

Symposium on Dimension Stone Use in the Built Environment
Oct 18, New Orleans, LA

Second Symposium on Detection Limits in Air Quality and Environmental Measurements
Oct 19-21, New Orleans, LA

ASTM International Conference on Additive Manufacturing (ICAM 2022)
Oct 31 – Nov 4, Orlando, FL

Symposium on Medical Devices of the Future - What's Needed for Fatigue, Fracture Resistance, and Durability in Transportation, Medical Devices, and Exoskeletons
Nov 01-02, New Orleans, LA


Environmental Site Assessment – 1 Day

Diesel Fuel Test Methods Overview
Oct 10, Galveston, TX

Stainless Steels
Oct 10-11, VIRTUAL

Major testing Techniques for Plastics
Oct 11-13, Las Vegas, NV

Hardness Testing: Best Practices Covering Theory, Operation, and Various Hardness Testing Applications
Oct 11-14, Horsham, PA

Environmental Site Assessment Processes Phase I-II
October 11-14, VIRTUAL

Building Energy Performance and Improvement Evaluation
Oct 16-17, New Orleans, LA

Environmental Liabilities Course
Oct 17, New Orleans, LA

Introduction to Corrective Action Preventative Action - Cannabis Industry
Oct 17, Golden, CO

Environmental Site Assessment Phase I
Oct 20-21, New Orleans, LA 

Property Condition Assessments
Oct 20-21, New Orleans, LA

Gasoline: Specifications, Testing, and Technology
Oct 25-27, West Conshohocken, PA

Environmental Site Assessment Processes Phase I-II
Nov 1-3, Columbus, OH


Gulf Coast Conference
Oct 11-12, Galveston, TX
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The committee has approved a new standard that describes a practice for analyzing particle size and shape of catalyst materials [More].

Consumer Products

A new subcommittee will develop standards on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that are present in consumer products [More].

Exoskeletons and Exosuits

The committee is developing a proposed standard that will provide measurement protocols for reliable testing and evaluation of exoskeletons [More].

Gaseous Fuels

A new standard provides a test method for the measurement of siloxanes and trimethylsilanol (TMSOL) in gaseous fuels [More].

Manufacture of Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Products

The committee has approved a new standard that will help advance the use of continuous manufacturing (CM) technologies in the biopharmaceutical industry [More].

Metallic and Inorganic Coatings

The committee has developed a new standard that describes a test method for testing abrasion resistance of hard anodic coatings [More].

Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants

A new standard will provide a standard test method for dry filterability of lubricants and hydraulic fluids by mass flow technique [More].

Robotics, Automation, and Autonomous Systems

The committee has formed a new subcommittee on grasping and manipulation [More].

Rubber and Rubber-like Materials

The committee has approved a new standard that will aid the use of silica technology in the production of rubber products [More].

Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces, and Facilities

The committee is developing a standard for particle size of infill materials used in sports fields made from artificial turf [More].

ASTM Celebrates 15 Years of MoU Partnership with SASO

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Vice President of Global Cooperation Teresa J. Cendrowska (left) and Director of External Relations James Olshefsky (right) met late last month with His Excellency, the Governor of SASO, Saudi Standards Metrology and Quality Organization, Dr. Sa'ad bin Othman Al-Kasabi (center). 

In the fifteen years of ASTM's MoU partnership — celebrated with special recognition here — SASO has cited over 2,300 ASTM International standards that have been either adopted, referenced, or used as the basis of national standards.


Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives: 7th Volume

Building Science and the Physics of Building Enclosure Performance: 2nd Volume

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Whether printed on a label or part of a plastic mold, ASTM standards appear on many products that we use or encounter each and every day.

We encourage ASTM members to post photos of these products using the hashtags #everydaystandards and #everydayASTM.

Here are some examples of photos sent to us in September by ASTM staff that have already been used on our social media channels. Click on each to see a full-size image.


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