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ME 438 - Physical Metallurgy: Standards & Guidelines
ASTM, formerly The American Society for Testing and Materials establishes standards which are documents that formalize procedures, rules, or guidelines for industry to follow. These are developed by consensus and meet the approval requirements of ASTM procedures and regulations, before becoming one of ASTM International's standards.
Find answers to the most common questions about ASTM standards. Spend a minute in the Standards 101 classroom and learn what an ASTM standard looks like, what it contains, and the rules and regulations involved in standards development.
What are they used for?
If you're looking for: Procedures, guidelines, specifications
Use: Industry standards
Example of question:
Q: What are guidelines for corrosion-related failure analysis?