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ASTM International Standard Will Help with Safety of Connected Consumer Products

A new ASTM International standard will help ensure the safety of connected consumer products, including the Internet of Things:  physical objects, embedded with sensors, software and other technologies that enable connectivity. The standard will be used to test and evaluate connected consumer products to prevent cybersecurity vulnerabilities and weaknesses that could compromise safety-related performance and create a safety hazard.

Proposed ASTM International Standard Will Help with Water Distribution

A proposed ASTM International standard will help in the construction of water service lines connecting buildings to water distribution mains. ASTM’s committee on steel, stainless steel, and related alloys (A01) is developing the proposed standard.  

ASTM International Developing Proposed Fatigue Cracking Evaluation Standard

A proposed ASTM International standard will allow those in the road construction industry to extend the service life of asphalt mixtures by more accurately predicting and evaluating fatigue performance. ASTM’s road and pavement committee (D04) is developing the proposed standard. 

New ASTM International Standard Provides First Field Test for Stone Tile Strength

A new standard developed by ASTM International’s dimension stone committee (C18) provides the first quantitative field test for determining the shear bond strength of stone tile.

Proposed Standard Will Establish Maintenance Practice for Amusement Railway Steam Locomotives

ASTM International’s amusement rides and devices committee (F24) is developing a standard to establish new inspection and maintenance requirements for steam propelled locomotives found at amusement parks. 

Proposed ASTM International Standard Will Help Determine Leather Cleanability

ASTM International’s committee on leather (D31) is developing a proposed standard that will help to assess the effect of various soling agents on leather. 

New Standard Will Help to Evaluate Durability of Laminated Glass

A new ASTM International standard presents a set of criteria that can be used to evaluate laminated glass products for durability against radiation and weathering. ASTM’s glass and glass products committee (C14) developed the standard, which will soon be published as C1900. 
 

Proposed Additive Manufacturing Standard Will Help with Data Registration

ASTM International’s additive manufacturing technologies committee (F42) is developing a proposed standard that will help with data registration in additive manufacturing processes. 
 

Proposed Standard Will Help Improve Exoskeleton Design Technology

A proposed ASTM International standard will help to accelerate the pace of safe and ergonomic designs of exoskeleton/exosuit technology. ASTM’s committee on exoskeletons and exosuits (F48) is developing the proposed standard, which also seeks to reduce the cost of physical exo device manufacturing. 

Proposed Standard Covers Flame Mitigation Devices for Fuel Containers

A new ASTM International standard for flame mitigation devices on disposable fuel containers will help ensure that such containers are equipped to resist an external flame that could cause a flame jetting event. ASTM’s consumer safety committee (F15) is developing the proposed standard.
 

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