Test Methods

Alphabetical Index by Test Method

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TEST METHOD EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION

AATCC EP1 GRAY SCALE FOR COLOR CHANGE
ANSI Z 26.1 ABRASION RESISTANCE (SECTIONS 17&18)
ASM HANDBOOK FAILURE ANALYSIS
ASME B46.1 SURFACE ROUGHNESS ANALYSIS
ASTM A90 ZINC PLATING WEIGHT ON STEEL
ASTM A247 MICROSTRUCTURE OF IRON CASTINGS
ASTM A370 GENERAL STEEL TESTING (EXCEPT IMPACT)
ASTM B117 SALT FOG TESTING
ASTM B487 PLATING THICKNESS BY X-SECTION

ASTM B557 TENSION TESTING AL AND MG ALLOYS
ASTM B568 PLATING THICKNESS BY XRF
ASTM B571 ADHESION OF PLATINGS (EXCEPT DRAW TEST)
ASTM B578 MICROHARDNESS OF PLATINGS
ASTM B678 SOLDERABILITY OF COATED PRODUCTS
ASTM B748 PLATING THICKNESS BY SEM
ASTM C724 ACID RESISTANCE OF CERAMIC
ASTM D92 FLASH POINT, CLEVELAND OPEN CUP

ASTM D93 FLASH POINT, PENSKY-MARTENS CLOSED CUP
ASTM D115 VARNISHES (DIELECTRIC STRENGTH ONLY)
ASTM D149 DIELECTRIC STRENGTH
ASTM D256 IZOD IMPACT
ASTM D257 RESISTIVITY
ASTM D297 DENSITY OF RUBBER (SECTION 16.3)
ASTM D374 THICKNESS OF INSULATION (METHOD A-C)
ASTM D395 COMPRESSION SET (METHOD B)
ASTM D412 TENSILE PROPERTIES
ASTM D445 KINEMATIC VISCOSITY

ASTM D471 EFFECTS OF LIQUIDS
ASTM D522 MANDREL BEND TEST (METHOD B)
ASTM D523 SPECULAR GLOSS (20°, 60°, 85°)
ASTM D542 INDEX OF REFRACTION
ASTM D543 CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
ASTM D570 WATER ABSORPTION OF PLASTICS
ASTM D573 AIR OVEN DETERIORATION
ASTM D575 RUBBER PROPERTIES IN COMPRESSION
ASTM D610 EVALUATING DEGREE OF RUSTING
ASTM D618 CONDITIONING PLASTICS

ASTM D624 TEAR RESISTANCE
ASTM D638 TENSILE PROPERTIES
ASTM D648 HEAT DEFLECTION TEMPERATURE (METHOD B)
ASTM D695 COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES OF PLASTICS
ASTM D732 SHEAR STRENGTH BY PUNCH TOOL
ASTM D785 ROCKWELL HARDNESS
ASTM D789 RELATIVE VISCOSITY (BROOKFIELD METHOD)
ASTM D790 FLEXURAL PROPERTIES
ASTM D792 DENSITY AND SPECIFIC GRAVITY
ASTM D865 OVEN AGING--CLOSED CONTAINER

ASTM D877 DIELECTRIC BREAKDOWN VOLTAGE OF LIQUIDS
ASTM D882 TENSILE PROPERTIES OF FILM
ASTM D897 TENSILE PROPERTIES OF ADHESIVE BONDS
ASTM D903 PEEL STRENGTH, 180°
ASTM D953 BEARING STRENGTH
ASTM D974 ACID NUMBER, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
ASTM D1002 LAP SHEAR STRENGTH OF METAL
ASTM D1003 HAZE & LUMINOUS TRANSMITTANCE (PROC. B)
ASTM D1004 TEAR RESISTANCE
ASTM D1044 SURFACE ABRASION

ASTM D1238 MELT FLOW RATE
ASTM D1308 CHEMICAL RESISTANCE OF FINISHES
ASTM D1414 O-RING TESTING (EXCEPT LOW TEMP,SHRINKAGE)
ASTM D1415 IRHD HARDNESS
ASTM D1475 DENSITY OF LIQUIDS
ASTM D1505 DENSITY BY GRADIENT TUBE
ASTM D1525 VICAT SOFTENING TEMPERATURE
ASTM D1599 PRESSURE TESTING OF PLASTIC PIPE
ASTM D1654 CORROSION CREEPBACK
ASTM D1708 TENSILE PROPERTIES, MICROTENSILE

ASTM D1709 DART IMPACT RESISTANCE OF FILM
ASTM D1781 DRUM PEEL TESTING
ASTM D1824 BROOKFIELD VISCOSITY
ASTM D1876 T-PEEL STRENGTH
ASTM D1894 COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION
ASTM D2122 DIMENSIONS OF PIPE
ASTM D2197 SCRAPE ADHESION
ASTM D2240 DUROMETER HARDNESS (SCALES A & D)
ASTM D2244 COLOR DETERMINATION

ASTM D2583 BARCOL HARDNESS
ASTM D2584 IGNITION LOSS
ASTM D2616 VISUAL DIFFERENCE BY GRAY SCALE
ASTM D2732 SHRINKAGE OF PLASTIC FILM
ASTM D2794 IMPACT RESISTANCE OF PLATINGS
ASTM D2863 OXYGEN INDEX
ASTM D2990 CREEP TESTING
ASTM D3012 OXIDATIVE STABILITY
ASTM D3167 FLOATING ROLLER PEEL

ASTM D3354 BLOCKING LOAD OF FILM (METHOD B)
ASTM D3359 TAPE ADHESION
ASTM D3363 PENCIL HARDNESS
ASTM D3418 DSC ANALYSIS
ASTM D3574 CELLULAR MATERIALS (TEST A,B1,C-F,I1,K,L)
ASTM D3950 NONMETALLIC STRAPPING
ASTM D4060 TABER ABRASION
ASTM D4329 UV EXPOSURE OF PLASTICS
ASTM D4587 UV EXPOSURE OF PLATINGS
ASTM D4591 DSC OF FLUOROPOLYMERS

ASTM D5420 GARDNER IMPACT
ASTM D5630 ASH CONTENT (METHOD B)
ASTM D6110 CHARPY IMPACT
ASTM D6869 MOISTURE CONTENT BY KARL FISCHER
ASTM E3 PREPARATION OF METALLOGRAPHIC MOUNTS
ASTM E8 TENSILE PROPERTIES
ASTM E10 BRINELL HARDNESS
ASTM E18 ROCKWELL HARDNESS
ASTM E92 VICKERS HARDNESS

ASTM E112 GRAIN SIZE (COMPARISON METHOD)
ASTM E290 BEND TEST (EXCEPT GUIDED BEND)
ASTM E384 MICRO-HARDNESS
ASTM E407 MICROETCHING METALS AND ALLOYS
ASTM E831 THERMAL EXPANSION BY TMA
ASTM E1003 HYDROSTATIC LEAK TESTING (NO ULTRASONIC)
ASTM E1004 ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY
ASTM E1064 WATER IN LIQUIDS BY KARL FISCHER

ASTM E1131 TGA ANALYSIS
ASTM E1252 IR QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS
ASTM E1331 COLOR DETERMINATION, REFLECTANCE
ASTM E1348 COLOR DETERMINATION, TRANSMITTANCE
ASTM E1545 GLASS TRANSITION BY TMA
ASTM F606 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF FASTENERS
ASTM F2328 DECARB & CARBURIZATION OF THREADS
ASTM G151 UV EXPOSURE (GENERAL)
ASTM G154 UV EXPOSURE (QUV)

CHAMBER Manual ENVIRONMENTAL SIMULATION
DIMENSIONAL MEASURING MICROSCOPE
DIMENSIONAL CALIPERS
DIMENSIONAL MICROMETER
DIMENSIONAL DIAL INDICATOR
DIMENSIONAL PI TAPE
DIMENSIONAL PLUG GAGE
DIMENSIONAL STEEL RULE
EDS Manual ENERGY DISPERSIVE SPECTROSCOPY
FLTM BI 104-01 WATER IMMERSION

FLTM BI 106-01 PAINT ADHESION
FMVSS 111 RADIUS OF CURVATURE
FMVSS 302 FLAMMABILITY
GC Manual GC/MS, GC/FID
GDS Manual GLOW DISCHARGE SPECTROMETRY
GM 3661P HYDROGEN EMBRITTLEMENT
GM 4298P SALT SPRAY
GM 9070P FLAMMABILITY

ISO 62 WATER ABSORPTION
ISO 75 HEAT DEFLECTION TEMPERATURE
ISO 178 FLEXURAL PROPERTIES OF PLASTIC
ISO 179 CHARPY IMPACT
ISO 180 IZOD IMPACT
ISO 188 HEAT AGING OF RUBBER
ISO 306 VICAT SOFTENING POINT
ISO 307 VISCOSITY OF POLYAMIDES
ISO 527 TENSILE PROPERTIES OF PLASTIC

ISO 1133 MELT FLOW RATE
ISO 1183 DENSITY
ISO 3451 ASH CONTENT
ISO 3795 FLAMMABILITY
ISO 11357 DSC ANALYSIS
ISO 11359 THERMAL EXPANSION BY TMA
Machining SAMPLE MACHINING SERVICES
Microscope Manuals LIGHT MICROSCOPY
SAE J369 FLAMMABILITY
SAE J419 MEASURING DECARBURIZATION
SAE J423 MEASURING CASE DEPTH

SAE J964 REFLECTIVITY
SAE J1127 BATTERY CABLE (EXCEPT OZONE)
SAE J1128 LOW-TENSION PRIMARY CABLE (EXCEPT OZONE)
SAE J1351 ODOR TESTING
SAE J1545 COLOR DETERMINATION
SAE/USCAR-1 SALT SPRAY TESTING OF FASTENERS
SEM/EDS Manual SEM / EDS ANALYSIS
SHOCK Manual MECHANICAL SHOCK
UL 94 FLAMMABILITY OF PLASTICS (EXCEPT HBF)
VIBRATION VIBRATION TESTING (2 TO 6250 Hz, 0 TO 214 g ACCELERATION)

XRF Manual X-RAY FLUORESCENCE