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Standards are generally set by industry associations or government agencies. When searching for standards, consider what types of standards might exist related to your product.
- Are there likely to be safety standards?
- Is there some aspect or part of your product that must be standardized so that it will always work with other manufacturers products?
- Will there be some standard method of testing the quality or functionality of the product?
Additionally, be sure to consider the source of the standard -- both the organization and the country. Though the country of origin may not be the US, it may affect where you can sell your product.
- The full text of ASTM standards which include testing and specifications for a wide range of products
- Standards guide which includes links to other standards and a form to request standards
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