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AdhesivesAdhesives and SealantsJuly 6, 2016

ASTM C1135 This test method covers a laboratory procedure for quantitatively measuring the tensile adhesion properties of structural sealants. ASTM C1265 This test method covers a laboratory procedure for quantitatively measuring the tensile strength, stiffness, and adhesion properties of insulating glass edge seals that are used in structural sealant glazing applications. ASTM C1382 This test […]

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Building Products and ConstructionBuilding Products and ConstructionJuly 12, 2016

Standard Description ASTM A981 This test method describes procedures to establish the relative bond strength of 15.2 mm (0.6 in.) diameter, Grade 270 prestressing steel strand in cement grout as used in prestressed ground anchors for the purpose of evaluating the effects of manufacturing practices on bond strength. ASTM C1018 This test method evaluates the […]

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International Standards – CeramicsCeramicsJuly 12, 2016

ASTM C1161 This test method covers the determination of flexural strength of advanced ceramic materials at ambient temperature. Four-point-1/4 point and three-point loadings with prescribed spans are the standard. Rectangular specimens of prescribed cross-section sizes are used with specified features in prescribed specimen-fixture combinations. ASTM C1211 This test method covers determination of the flexural strength […]

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CompositesCompositesJuly 12, 2016

Standard Description ASTM D3410 This test method determines the in-plane compressive properties of polymer matrix composite materials reinforced by high-modulus fibers. ASTM D3518 This practice determines the in-plane shear response of polymer matrix composite materials reinforced by high-modulus fibers. The composite material form is limited to a continuous-fiber reinforced composite +45° laminate capable of being […]

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Electrical ComponentsElectrical ComponentsJuly 12, 2016

Standard Description ASTM F1597 This test method covers the measurement of actuation force or contact force, or both, of a membrane switch utilizing a pre-determined resistance value. BS EN 2591-408:1998 Elements of electrical and optical connection. Test methods. Mating and unmating forces. BS EN 2591-412:1999 Elements of electrical and optical connection. Test methods. Contact insertion […]

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FoamsFoamsJuly 12, 2016

Standard Description ASTM D3574 These test methods apply to slab, bonded, and molded flexible cellular products known as urethane foams. ASTM D5672 This test method covers a screening type quality control test used to determine if flexible polyurethane foam cushions are within the specified grade range.

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International Standards – FootwareFootwearJuly 12, 2016

Standard Description BS 5116:1974 Method of test for determination of breaking tenacity of flat bundles of cotton fibers. BS 5131-1.9:1985 Methods of test for footwear and footwear materials. Adhesives. Measurement of green strength of adhesive joints. BS 5131-3.4:1978 Methods of test for footwear and footwear materials. Uppers, textiles and threads. Edgewise compressibility, upper materials. BS […]

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#1 Ametek DistributorForce Measurement ExplainedNovember 1, 2016

Force measurement is used in many differing types of applications and may be accomplished with devices utilizing differing technologies. Typical applications include measurements of tension and data and/or compression and are directed at capturing properties such as strength of a material, component or a bond. Read more about force measurement here.

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International Standards – GlassGlassJuly 12, 2016

ASTM C158 These test methods cover the determination of the modulus of rupture in bending of glass and glass-ceramics. ASTM E2098 This test method covers procedures for determining the breaking force of glass fiber mesh following their conditioning in an alkali solution.

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#1 Ametek DistributorIs Force Measurement Evolving into Materials Testing?November 1, 2016

In the past force measurement generally meant obtaining a peak load measurement on a product, part or material to verify or validate that the product or part could exceed or withstand a specified load. Force measurement was generally accepted as a fairly innocuous test performed in the lab or on the production floor. Material testing, […]

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International Standards – Medical DevicesMedical DevicesJuly 12, 2016

Standard Description ASTM F2267 This test method specifies the materials and methods for the axial compressive subsidence testing of non-biologic intervertebral body fusion devices, spinal implants designed to promote arthrodesis at a given spinal motion segment. ASTM F2345 These test methods cover the evaluation of the static and cyclic fatigue strength of ceramic modular femoral […]

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International Standards – MetalsMetalsJuly 12, 2016

Standard Description ASTM B598 This practice covers the determination of the yield strength (0.01%, 0.02%, and 0.05% offset), at room temperature. It is intended for copper alloys in tempers commonly used for spring applications, and materials thicker than 0.010 in. (0.25 mm). ASTM E1012 This test method covers the determination of the bearing strength of […]

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PackagingPackagingJuly 12, 2016

Standard Description ASTM D4577 This test method is designed to determine the resistance of a shipping container to a vertically applied constant load for either a specified time or to failure. The test method may also, include, for example, a package of a shipping container, palletized or unitized loads. ASTM D7030 This test method covers […]

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International Standards – Paper and CardboardPaper and CardboardJuly 12, 2016

Standard Description ASTM D4987 This test method covers the procedure for testing the tensile breaking strength of the perforations in one-part continuous forms paper. ASTM D5803 This test method provides a quick, reliable means to measure the wet zero-span tensile strength of a specimen of sheeted material. ASTM D5804 This test method provides a quick […]

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RubberPlastics and RubberJuly 12, 2016

Standard Description ASTM D1238 This test method covers measurement of the rate of extrusion of molten resins through a die of a specified length and diameter under prescribed conditions of temperature, load, and piston position in the barrel as the timed measurement is being made. ASTM D1414 These test methods describe the procedures for determining […]

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Robbie Jeremy LogoSelecting a Testing, Calibration or Measurement SupplierNovember 1, 2016

When selecting a supplier to fulfill your testing, calibration or measurement needs, you need to be sure that they can supply you with accurate and reliable results.  Whilst a laboratory can reassure you that they are technically competent, or you can attempt to evaluate the service yourself, neither provides you with confidence that you have […]

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Single Column Force Testers Offer Practical and Affordable Force Testing SolutionsNovember 1, 2016

Single column force testers today represent the largest single market segment of the force testing marketplace for a number of reasons. Capacities now range from a couple of ounces up to 500 Lbf, with a few models offering capacities up to 1,000 Lbf. Read more about single column force testers here.

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textilesTextiles and FabricsJuly 12, 2016

Standard Description ASTM D1388 This test method covers the measurement of stiffness properties of fabrics. Bending length is measured and flexural rigidity is calculated. ASTM D1683 This test method measures the sewn seam strength in woven fabrics by applying a force perpendicular to the sewn seams. ASTM D2061 These test methods cover the determination of […]

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Condec ComponentsThe Benefits of Buying LocalNovember 1, 2016

Businesses are turning to the Internet for a wide variety of purchases, including scales. Although convenient and sometimes less expensive, online purchases can be misleading. Knowing exactly what is being purchased from the Internet is essential— especially if the scale is going to be used in buying, selling or shipping applications. The scale may be […]

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wireWire, Yarn and ThreadJuly 12, 2016

Standard Description ASTM A931 This test method covers the tension testing of wire ropes and strand at room temperature, specifically to determine the minimum acceptance strength or nominal strength, yield strength, elongation, and modulus of elasticity. ASTM C1557 This test method covers the preparation, mounting, and testing of single fibers (obtained either from a fiber […]

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