ASTM is a not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus
standards for materials, products, systems and services. More than 32,000 members representing producers, users,
ultimate consumers, and representatives of government and academia from over 100 countries develop documents that
serve as a basis for manufacturing, procurement, and regulatory activities.
ASTM develops standard test methods, specifications, practices, guides, classifications, and terminology in 130 areas
covering subjects such as metals, paints, plastics, textiles, petroleum, construction, energy, the environment, consumer
products, medical services and devices, computerized systems, electronics, and many others. ASTM Headquarters has
no technical research or testing facilities; such work is done voluntarily by the ASTM members located throughout the world.
More than 10,000 ASTM standards are published each year in the 73 volumes of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards.
These standards and related technical information are sold throughout the world.
DIN offers a forum in which representatives from the manufacturing industries, consumer organizations, commerce,
the trades, service industries, science, technical inspectorates, government, in short anyone with an interest in standardization,
may meet in order to discuss and define their specific standardization requirements and to record the results as German Standards.
Standardization as undertaken by DIN is a service that aims to benefit the entire community. The results of its work
have a significant influence on economic performance at both company and national level. A research project completed
in 2000 confirmed the annual benefit to the German economy as being 1% of GNP, or approx. US$15 billion.
DIN Standards promote rationalization, quality assurance, safety, and environmental protection as well as improving
communication between industry, technology, science, government and the public domain.
In DIN, standards work is carried out by some 26,000 external experts serving as voluntary delegates in more than
4,000 committees. Draft standards are published for public comment, and all comments are reviewed before final
publication of the standard. Published standards are reviewed for continuing relevance every five years, at least.
J S A E = Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan
The Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE) was founded on February 1, 1947.
Its aims, as stipulated in Article 4 (The object of the Society is to advance and develop sciences and technologies in
connection with automobiles, whereby the Society will contribute to the promotion of sciences and culture, the progress
of industry and economy, and improvement of the quality of life of the people. ) are to "promote scientific culture,
expand the industrial economy, and improve the quality of people's lives by furthering the development of automobile
science and technology."
In June 1947, JSAE was sanctioned as a corporation by the ministry of Education, the Ministry of international Trade
& Industry and the Ministry of Transport. In 1981, it became a member of the Japan Federation of Engineering Societies
and was registered with the Science Council of Japan as an academic research organization three years later.
When JSAE was first established, its members numbered only 1,500. Today, with the growth of Japan's automobile industry,
membership has swelled to close to 35,000 members and JSAE is recognized as a leading scientific organization in Japan.
The organization comprises a number of committees under the Boards of Technology, Publishing, and Standards.
Members of each committee voluntarily participate in a range of activities in order to exchange information on
automotive technologies and to pursue innovation. JSAE has also expanded the scope of its operations to become
more global in nature.
Its objectives include promoting research and testing for the development of improved lubricating greases and
exploring means for better lubrication engineering and methodology.
Its monthly journal, the NLGI SPOKESMAN, is a respected peer-reviewed technical magazine that serves both
consumers of lubricating grease and the solid lubricants industry in general.
S A E = Society of Automotive Engineers
What do cars, aircraft, trucks, off-highway equipment, engines, materials,
manufacturing, and fuels have in common? SAE. The Society of Automotive Engineers is your one-stop resource for
technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for
use on land or sea, in air or space.
Details about SAE can be found in our Abridged History of SAE and Annual Report.
Who we are & what we do
Over 83,000 engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 97 countries form our network
of membership who share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems.
More than 16,000 volunteer leaders serve on our Board of Directors and our many other boards, councils and committees.
Our technical committees write more new aerospace and automotive engineering standards than any other standards-writing
organization in the world. We publish thousands of technical papers and books each year, and leading-edge periodicals and
Internet and CD-ROM products too. Our Cooperative Research Program helps facilitate projects that benefit the mobility
industry as a whole. Numerous meetings and exhibitions provide worldwide opportunities to network and share information.
We also offer a full complement of professional development activities such as seminars, technical symposia, and e-learning
products. The meetings and activities of local sections provide an opportunity to network with colleagues near you.
Services for the public and the profession
Every day, we demonstrate our commitment to society through local, national, and international public awareness programs
that promote vehicle safety and maintenance and energy resource conservation. Through the SAE Foundation, we are
also deeply involved in the engineering-related education of children, teachers, college students, and faculty. Industry
and faculty awards provide recognition to outstanding contributors in the profession.
Since its founding in 1905, SAE's dedicated people, strong technical base, and vision have helped serve the professional
needs of engineers and the transportation needs of humanity. We are clearly poised to continue that role into the 21st century.
We invite you to explore the many ways STLE works to advance the knowledge and application of the science of lubrication
engineering and tribology.
Through education, certification, professional networking and technical information, STLE creates value for its
membership of more than 4,300 technical professionals in industry, academic institutions and government throughout
the United States, Canada and around the world.
Whether you are a long-time member, or just discovered the world of STLE, we look forward to meeting your needs.
Dow Corning was established in 1943 specifically to explore the potential of silicones.
It was created as a joint venture between Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) and the Dow Chemical
Company, which continue to own equal shares today.
Dow Corning pioneered the development of silicones for commercial applications. Silicones are a diverse family of
materials that combine the temperature and chemical resistance of glass with the versatility of plastics. They are used
to enhance the performance of thousands of products in virtually every major industry.
The company is headquartered in Midland, Michigan and employs more than 7,500 people globally at 40 manufacturing
and service locations worldwide.
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