American Society for Testing and Materials 

ASTMAmerican Society for Testing and Materials was originally formed in 1898 as the American Section of the International Association for Testing and Materials by chemists and engineers from the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 2001, the Society changed its name to ASTM International. ASTM International develops and delivers international, voluntary consensus, standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence. ASTM International also offers technical training, proficiency testing, inter-laboratory cross-check programmes and newly-initiated certification programmes.

ASTM produces many NDT standards, which provide guides for the application of radiographic, ultrasonic, electromagnetic, acoustic emission, leak testing and thermography techniques.

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