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Test Methods

Mechanical Testing - ASTMs

All testing is performed in compliance with the rigorous quality requirements mandated by ISO 17025, Nadcap (aerospace & defense industries) and 10 CFR 50 Appendix B (nuclear industry).


Examples of ASTM Test Methods Performed

ASTM Description
B571 Qualitative Adhesion Testing of Metallic Coatings (for metals)
C209 Standard Test Methods for Cellulosic Fiber Insulating Board
C679 Flexural Properties of Ceramic Whiteware Materials
C1341 Flexural Properties of Advanced Ceramic Composites
D229 Rigid Sheet and Plate Materials Used for Electrical Insulation
D348 Standard Test Methods for Rigid Tubes Used for Electrical Insulation
D412 Tension Testing of Rubber & Thermoplastic Elastomers
D545 Standard Test Methods for Preformed Expansion Joint Fillers For Concrete Construction
D573 Rubber Deterioration in Air Oven
D624 Tear Strength - Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers
D638 Tensile Properties of Plastics
D648 Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position
D695 Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics (compressive strength, yield strength and modulus)
D732 Shear Strength of Plastics by Punch Tool
D751 Standard Test Method for Coated Fabrics
D785 Rockwell Hardness of Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
D790 Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
D882 Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting
D903 Standard Test Methods for Peel or Stripping Strength of Adhesive Bonds
D1000 Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive-Coated Tapes Used for Electrical and Electronic Applications
D1002 Apparent Shear Strength of Single-Lap-Joint Adhesively Bonded Metal Specimens by Tension Loading (Metal-to-Metal) (Lap-shear test)
D1004 Tear Resistance (Graves Tear) of Plastic Film and Sheeting
D1621 Compressive Properties Of Rigid Cellular Plastics
D1708 Tensile Properties of Plastics by Use of Microtensile Specimens
D1876 Peel Resistance of Adhesives (T-Peel Test)
D1894 Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction of Plastic Film and Sheeting
D2240 Rubber Property - Durometer Hardness
D2344 Short-Beam Strength of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials and Their Laminates
D2990 Standard Test Methods for Compressive Creep and Creep-Rupture of Plastics
D3039 Tensile Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials
D3163 Determining Strength of Adhesively Bonded Rigid Plastic Lap-Shear Joints in Shear by Tension Loading
D3359 Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test
D3518 In-Plane Shear Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials by Tensile Test of a 45 degree Laminate
D4325 Nonmetallic Semi-Conducting and Electrically Insulating Rubber Tapes
D5379 Shear Properties of Composite Materials by the V-Notched Beam Method
D5420 Impact resistance of flat, rigid plastic specimen by means of a striker impacted by a falling weight (Gardner Impact)
D5766 Open-Hole Tensile Strength of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates
D6272 Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials by Four-Point Bending
E8 Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E9 Compression Testing of Metallic Materials at Room Temperature
E10 Brinell hardness of Metallic Materials
E18 Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials
E21 Elevated Temperature Tension Tests of Metallic Materials
E23 Notched Bar Impact Testing of Metallic Materials
E110 Indentation Hardness of Metallic Materials by Portable Hardness Testers
E132 Poisson's Ratio at Room Temperature
E139 Conducting Creep, Creep-Rupture, and Stress-Rupture Tests of Metallic Materials
E190 Guided Bend Test for Ductility of Welds
E292 Conducting Time-for-Rupture Notch Tension Tests of Materials
E384 Microindentation Hardness of Materials
F606 Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators, and Rivets
F1044 Shear Testing of Calcium Phosphate Coatings and Metallic Coatings
F1147 Tension Testing of Calcium Phosphate and Metallic Coatings
F2183 Small Punch Testing of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Used in Surgical Implants


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