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ASTM International Cancels All In-Person Standards Meetings Through February 2021

In light of COVID-19 and ongoing safety concerns for members and staff, ASTM International announced today that all scheduled in-person January and February 2021 standards development meetings (including independent meetings) have been canceled. 

In July, ASTM International announced the cancellation of all in-person meetings for the remainder of 2020.

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

ASTM International Signs Memorandum of Understanding with ASD-STAN

Last week representatives from global standards organization ASTM International and European standards organization ASD-STAN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU will support a closer working relationship between ASTM and ASD-STAN on Direct Remote Identification (also known as Remote ID) for UAS (drones). 

The MoU was signed by Jeff Grove, ASTM International vice president of global policy and communications, and Pari Aliyeva, ASD-STAN director.

ASTM International Exo Technology Center of Excellence to Host Virtual Panel Discussion on PPE

The ASTM International Exo Technology Center of Excellence (ET CoE) is hosting a virtual panel discussion on Exoskeletons: Considerations When Deciding to Use Them as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), November 19, 2020, to be held virtually. 

The program includes remarks from Bill Billotte, Ph.D., ASTM International’s director of global exo technology programs, Pat Picariello, ASTM director of developmental operations, and Nora Nimmerichter, staff manager for the ASTM International exoskeletons and exosuits committee (F48).

ASTM International Announces New SEI Cannabis Certification Program, Hemp Proficiency Testing Program

The Safety Equipment Institute (SEI), in cooperation with ASTM International’s cannabis committee (D37), has launched a quality system and facility certification for cannabis and hemp producers. ASTM International has also announced the creation of a new proficiency testing program for water activity in whole hemp flower. 

Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Announces Call for Projects

Today, ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) announced a new Call for Projects (CFP) that will allow non-AM CoE partners to participate in a Research to Standardization initiative to further accelerate standards development for additive manufacturing (AM). 

ASTM International and Libyan National Standards Body Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Representatives from global standards organization ASTM International and the Libyan National Centre for Standardization and Metrology (LNCSM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement will foster a closer working relationship between the two standards organizations.

ASTM International Launches First Student Chapter at Florida International University

Global standards leader ASTM International launched the organization’s first student chapter at Florida International University (FIU) during a virtual ceremony on Friday. The FIU chapter will include a scholarship program, project grants, awards, and research and publication opportunities. 
 

ASTM International Supports Eight New Research to Standards Projects for Additive Manufacturing

Today, global standards developer ASTM International announced it’s third round of funding to support research that helps expedite standards in additive manufacturing (AM). This investment which includes additional in-kind contributions will support the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) goal of aligning technical standardization with the rapidly evolving AM industry. 
 

대한민국 표준 전문가들, 민간 원자력에 관한 집중 ASTM 교육 프로그램에 참여

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ASTM International은 최근 한국 정부 및 업계 표준 전문가로 구성된 대표단을 대상으로 민간 원자력 표준화에 대한 집중 교육 프로그램을 주최하였습니다.

지식경제부 기술표준원(KATS), 한국표준협회, 한국 산업 및 ASTM International의 후원으로 이루어진 이번 프로그램은 1월 17일부터 2월 2일까지 ASTM International 본사에서 개최되었습니다. ASTM 및 KATS는 2006년 양해각서(MOU)를 체결한 이후 폭넓은 협력 관계를 맺고 있습니다.

이번 교육 프로그램에서는 핵 기술 및 응용과 관련한 핵연료 주기 및 E10에 대한 ASTM Committees C26의 핵에너지 표준을 중점적으로 다루었습니다. 미국 표준 시스템과 ASTM 표준 개발 프로세스에 관한 정보 제공과 더불어 참가단들은 기술 현장을 직접 확인할 수 있는 ASTM 구성원들과의 가상 회의에도 참여하였습니다.

Normas de ASTM International adoptadas por la Comisión Guatemalteca de Normas

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La Comisión Guatemalteca de Normas (COGUANOR), el Organismo Nacional de Normalización de Guatemala bajo el Ministerio de Economía, reporta que han adoptado varias normas de ASTM International durante el último año. La COGUANOR firmó un acuerdo de entendimiento con ASTM International en 2005. 

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