转载 2016-01-14 11:00 ASTM 来源:美国材料与试验协会

  美国材料与试验协会(American Society for Testing and Materials,ASTM)前身是国际材料试验协会(International Association for Testing Materials, IATM)。19世纪80年代,为解决采购商与供货商在购销工业材料过程中产生的意见和分歧,有人提出建立技术委员会制度,由技术委员会组织各方面的代表参加技术座谈会,讨论解决有关材料规范、试验程序等方面的争议问题。IATM首次会议于1882年在欧洲召开,会上组成了工作委员会。
  当时,主要是研究解决钢铁和其它材料的试验方法问题。同时,国际材料试验协会还鼓励各国组织分会。随后,在1898年6月16日,有70名IATM会员聚集在美国费城,开会成立国际材料试验协会美国分会。1902年在国际材料试验协会分会第五届年会上,宣告美国分会正式独立,取名为美国材料试验学会(American Society for Testing Materials)。随着其业务范围的不断扩大和发展,学会的工作中心不仅仅是研究和制定材料规范和试验方法标准,还包括各种材料、产品、系统、服务项目的特点和性能标准,以及试验方法、程序等标准。1961年该组织又将其名称改为延用至今的美国材料与试验协会(American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM)。
  ASTM的宗旨就是促进公共健康与安全,提高生活质量; 提供值得信赖的原料、产品、体系和服务; 推动国家、地区、乃至国际经济。

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