Without some type of standardization in fastening solutions, it would be impossible to get anything done. Standards allow for consumers of fasteners to know exactly what they are getting, and they ensure that materials and products are uniform.
Fastener standards are particularly important with international trade because they allow businesses to buy products from other countries resting assured that they will get the materials that will fit with their products. There are a few different companies that work to create fastener standards. These include ISO, DIN, ASTM and SAE.
ISO officially began in 1947 to develop industrial standards on an international level. Over 21,561 standards have been published by ISO since that time. ISO has members from over 162 countries and they continuously strive to standardize aspects of technology and manufacturing.
This company is a non-profit company focused on providing standardization services. DIN has been working on this for over 100 years. Over 32,000 experts from different areas come together to give you standards and specifications. DIN deals with a broad range of subjects from Acoustics to Industry 4.0 and Smart Cities.
ASTM International was originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials when it was formed in 1898. In 2001, the name was changed to ASTM International. This company works in the development of consensus standards, and it provides over 12,000 standards that are used around the world. This company includes over 30,000 members representing 140 countries in many industries such as metals, construction, consumer products and more.
SAE International is a global association of over 128,000 engineers and technical experts. This group focuses on providing information and standards for aerospace, commercial vehicle and automotive engineering. This group began in 1905 as a place to share and standardize automobile engineering, but in 1916, it started to include engineers from all types of mobility-related professions.
Standards are an important part of making sure your project works properly. It is a good thing that companies like these are around to help with work on standardization.
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