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ASTM International Welcomes OECD Case Study Highlighting Unique Features of ASTM’s Global Standards

Standards organization ASTM International today welcomed the publication of a report by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that highlights unique features and benefits of ASTM’s agile, independent process for developing global standards.

Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Issues Annual Report and Significant Research to Standards Developments

Today, ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) issued its third annual report, which highlights the organization’s ever-expanding research to standards portfolio, continued industry partnerships, growing list of workforce development resources, and more.

ASTM International to Host 2021 Symposium on Autonomy in Aviation

ASTM International’s autonomy design and operations in aviation administrative committee (AC377) is hosting the 2nd Annual ASTM Autonomy in Aviation Symposium, October 19, 2021, to be held at the Santa Clara Marriott (Santa Clara, California, USA).

ASTM International Ships and Marine Technology Committee Presents Award to John Goering

ASTM International’s ships and marine technology committee (F25) honored John Goering, safety engineer with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (Washington, DC, USA), with the John Nachtsheim Award.

ASTM International and International Electrotechnical Commission Expand Cooperation Agreement

Representatives from global standards organization ASTM International and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) met recently and agreed to expand the scope of a cooperation agreement signed in 2017 that fosters streamlined standards development and reduces duplication of efforts in the global marketplace. 

The expanded cooperation agreement was signed by IEC General Secretary and CEO Philippe Metzger and ASTM International Vice President of Technical Committee Operations Daniel Smith. 

ASTM International Honors Kevin K. Jurrens with Top Annual Award from Key Committee

ASTM International presented its top annual award – the Award of Merit – to Kevin K. Jurrens, acting chief of the Intelligent Systems Division at the National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) (Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA), for his contributions to the additive manufacturing technologies committee (F42).

ASTM International Transitions to Virtual October Standards Meetings

In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and ongoing safety concerns for members and staff, ASTM International announced today that the October Committee Week meetings in Atlanta, GA, are now transitioning to all virtual.

These decisions were based on several factors, including, but not limited to:

ASTM International and EUROCAE Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Representatives from global standards organizations ASTM International and the European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

The agreement will foster information exchange and cooperation in the aviation and aerospace sectors aiming to reduce duplication of efforts and to promote harmonization, interoperability, and compatibility of technical solutions in global aviation. 

ASTM International Standard Will Be Adopted into the International Fire Code

An ASTM International standard practice for inflatable amusement devices, published by the amusement rides and devices committee (F24), will be adopted into the 2024 International Fire Code (IFC) by the International Code Council (ICC).

Key ASTM International Committee Honors Dr. Garry T. Yamashita with Award of Excellence

ASTM International’s plastics committee (D20) presented the Robert MacFarlane Award of Excellence to Dr. Garry T. Yamashita. 

Yamashita was honored for his sustained participation, valued leadership, and exemplary technical contributions to the committee.

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