About ASME Standards
ASME is not alone in developing technical standards; however, it is globally recognized as the leader in providing consensus standards relating to the field of mechanical engineering.
ASME recognizes that technology evolves daily.
Standards are living documents that are consistently reviewed and updated. This ensures that they keep pace with advancements in technology, reflect the current state of industry practice, promote public safety, and are relevant in accordance with regulatory and market needs.
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Our Standards are accepted for use in more than 100 countries around the world.
ASME is the leading international developer of codes and standards, hereafter referred to as standards, associated with the art, science, and practice of mechanical engineering. ASME is the globally recognized, trusted source of consensus standards since 1884.
More than 5500 dedicated volunteers — engineers, scientists, government officials, etc. — contribute their technical expertise to develop voluntary standards that enhance public safety, health, and quality of life, as well as to facilitate innovation, trade, and competitiveness. ASME standards are accepted for use in more than 100 countries around the world.
ASME's standards portfolio includes over 500 standards and associated products. These products cover a breadth of topics, including pressure technology, nuclear plants, elevators / escalators, construction, engineering design, standardization, and performance testing. Recent efforts are working to provide guidance to industries such as additive manufacturing, model-based enterprise, robotics, energy storage, and mobile unmanned systems.
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Standards & Certification Mission
Develop the best, most applicable codes, standards, conformity assessment programs, and related products and services in the world for the benefit of humanity. Involved the best and brightest people from all around the world to develop, maintain, and promote the use of these ASME products and services.
Standards & Certification Vision
To be the world leader in mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering codes, standards, conformity assessment programs, and related products and services.
Developers of innovative technologies oftentimes face the challenge of gaining market acceptanceStandards can serve as a vital tool for building trust between producers and consumers and for providing access to global markets. ASME Standards Technology, LLC (ASME ST-LLC) was established to facilitate the standardization of innovative technology, by initiating and managing leading edge research projects essential to standards development.
ASME conformity assessment programs—under which a company or an individual is assessed and certified based on demonstrated ability to meet the requirements of an ASME standard—continue to provide a vital service to enhancement of public safety and facilitation of international commerce. Learn More About Certification
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Engineers make up ASME, and it's that passion and knowledge that literally runs the world. By volunteering you can learn new skills, help the world, and influence the ASME of tomorrow. Read More About Volunteering
About ASME Standards and Certification
ASME is the leading developer of codes, standards, and certification programs associated with the art, science, and practice of mechanical engineering.
History of ASME StandardsASME founders agreed that engineering standards would ensure safety and operational efficiency.
ISO Committees and U.S. Technica...ASME administers international bodies that develop the U.S. position on Standards activities.
Becoming an ASME Member
Joining ASME is the most important connection a current or future Mechanical Engineer can make.