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introduction to asm handbook and astm standards

Introduction to ASM Handbookand ASTM Standards

Lee Twombly

Jack Tarver Library

Mercer University

what is the asm handbook
What is the ASM Handbook?
  • Published by ASM (American Society for Metals) International: The Materials Information Society
  • One of many ASM International information resources available to materials professionals, nontechnical personnel, and managers
  • A 20+ volume series that ‘features practical and proven data and guidance on properties, processing, performance, selection, analysis, and applications’
  • Most comprehensive source of information on ferrous and non-ferrous materials
what information is available
What information is available?
  • Properties and Selection: Irons, Steels, and High-Performance Alloys(Volume 1)
  • Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials (Volume 2)
  • Materials Characterization (Volume 10)
  • Metalworking: Sheet Forming (Volume 14B)
  • Materials Selection and Design (Volume 20)
what information is available cont d
What information is available? cont’d

Volumes published since the printing of the Comprehensive Index, 2nd ed.

21 A21 Composites

22 A22 Metals Processing

how do i access the asm handbook
How do I access the ASM Handbook?
  • ASM International has 2 versions:
    • Print
    • Online (24 volumes plus 2 desk editions)
  • Online version available through ASM International’s website:
  • Subscription required to access ASM Handbook Online
    • check website for individual/membership subscriptions
    • talk with your employer about company subscription
where is the asm handbook located
Where is the ASM Handbook located?
  • Tarver Library has access to the print volumes
  • Accessible at the Circulation Desk on 2nd floor
  • Library of Congress call number: TA459 .A5 v.1-22B
how do i use the asm handbook
How do I use the ASM Handbook?
  • Start with the Comprehensive Index, Second Edition
  • Locate your subject (e.g., “electrical coppers”)
  • Subjects found in the ASM Handbook will be indicated by the letter “A” (e.g., “electrical coppers” A2)
  • A key for interpreting subject locations is found at the bottom of each left-hand page (e.g., A2:Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials)
what are the astm standards
What are the ASTM standards?
  • Published by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) – recognized globally for the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards
  • Used to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence
  • Developed by the contributions of over 30,000 of the world’s top technical experts and business professionals
who uses astm standards
Who uses ASTM standards?
  • individuals, companies, and agencies around the world
  • Purchasers and sellers incorporate standards into contracts
  • Scientists and engineers use them in their laboratories and offices
  • Architects and designers use them in their plans
  • Government agencies around the world reference them in codes, regulations and laws
what information is provided
What information is provided?
  • Over 12,000+ standards are available
  • Test methods, specifications, guides, and practices
  • Subject-specific coverage such as petroleum, steel, medical devices, property management, consumer products and many more
how do i access astm standards
How do I access ASTM Standards?
  • ASTM has 2 versions:
    • Print (80-volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards)
    • Online
  • Individual standards are available in print or online for purchase from the Standards and Engineering Digital Library
  • Online access available:
    • through individual/corporate membership
    • for individual purchase
want to learn more about asm international and astm international
Want to learn more about ASM Internationaland ASTM International?