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August 6, 2009 - "Measuring Residual Stresses in Glass Products," sponsored by ASTM International, focuses on nondestructive photoelastic methods of stress analysis. Course covers principles of stress measurement in glass products; heat-treated glass applications; container and specialty glass applications; and verification, maintenance, and calibration of equipment. Offered on September 29, 2009, in West Conshohocken, Pa, it includes course notes, 8 referenced ASTM standards, and completion certificate.

Measuring Residual Stresses in Glass Products Focus of ASTM International Training Course

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ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959

Press release date: August 4, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., August 4, 2009 - "Measuring Residual Stresses in Glass Products," a new Technical and Professional Training course sponsored by ASTM International, focuses on using non-destructive photoelastic methods of stress analysis in quality control processes to improve yield, productivity, and help prevent costly field failures.

This new course covers: principles of stress measurement in glass products; heat-treated glass applications; container and specialty glass applications; and verification, maintenance and calibration of equipment. Students will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with testing samples they bring to the class. This course is intended for glass industry professionals, especially those in R&D and QC functions including: process engineers, QC technicians and supervisors, production personnel involved in product quality and R&D and manufacturing engineers.

The course will be offered on Sept. 29, 2009, at ASTM International Headquarters in West Conshohocken, Pa. The attendance fee is $495 and includes course notes, eight referenced ASTM standards, a course completion certificate, a continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks.

For registration and hotel information, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9686; or visit

Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions around the globe.

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