ASTM Testing Programs

Experienced ASTM Specification Testing Services

With decades of experience as an ASTM testing lab, NTS is trusted in the performance of more than 1,000 ASTM test methods. We are ASTM committee members with A2LA ISO 17025 accreditation.

About ASTM Testing

The American Society for Testing and Materials was founded over a century ago to answer the call for more uniform quality manufacturing standards in the railroad industry. ASTM International is a global organization centered on the development and delivery of international standards. As indicated on its website, ASTM has published nearly 12,000 test methods and standards. Known for advanced technical quality and market relevance, ASTM standards are used in research and development, product testing, and quality systems. ASTM standards are critical elements of the information infrastructure that guides manufacturing and trade in the global economy.

Who Relies on ASTM Specs

Today, ASTM testing labs like NTS test and certify products for developers and manufacturers in a wide variety of industries. As a leading testing lab, NTS provides comprehensive testing for engineering products. We are continually pushing the envelope to cover ASTM specs for virtually any manufacturing process where quality is a primary concern.

From Aerospace and Defense to Automotive and Commercial vehicles, ASTM specs ensure critical parts, processes and components meet appropriate standards. ASTM testing plays an integral role in the production of biomedical and medical devices, castings and forgings, durable goods, electronic systems, landing gear, transmissions systems, turbines, engines and more. Other fields that rely on our ASTM testing labs include:

  • Chemical and Petrochemical
  • Coatings and Paint Manufacturing
  • Fossil Fuel, Solar, Wind, and Hydro Power
  • Land-Based Power Generation and Nuclear Energy
  • Heavy and Civil Construction Equipment
  • Operating Components and Systems
  • Mining, Rail, and Light Rail
  • Infrastructure, Insurance, and Legal

Types of Materials in ASTM Testing

ASTM specs for testing commercial products are used on both traditional and modern manufacturing materials. From iron, aluminum, copper, and nickel to adhesives, composites, elastomers, and polymers, NTS tests, analyzes and certifies some of the world’s most common materials, as well as the most exotic.

We perform test programs for ASTM D150 (AC loss characteristics and permittivity of solid electrical insulation) and for ASTM A6 (standard specifications of general requirements for rolled structural steel bars, plates, shapes and sheet piling). Additional materials commonly subjected to ASTM specs and standards include:

  • Asphalt and Bitumen
  • Ceramic
  • Concrete and Masonry
  • Glass
  • Magnesium
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Rubber
  • Superalloys
  • Textiles

ASTM Test Methods

Featuring one of the largest commercial test laboratory networks in North America, NTS is recognized as a world-leading ASTM testing lab. We are ISO 17025 A2LA accredited for many different ASTM methods. As such, our solutions include all categories of ASTM testing:

  • ASTM A Methods for Ferrous Metals
  • ASTM B Methods for Non-Ferrous Metal
  • ASTM C Methods for Cementitious, Ceramic, Concrete, and Masonry Materials
  • ASTM D Methods for Miscellaneous Materials
  • ASTM E Methods for Miscellaneous Subjects
  • ASTM F Methods for Materials for Specific Application
  • ASTM G Methods for Corrosion, Deterioration, and Degradation of Materials

Some of the Most Common ASTM Standards NTS Tests to Include:

ASTM C1338 Standard Test Method for Determining Fungi Resistance of Insulation Materials and Facings
ASTM D149 Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength
ASTM D2020 Standard Test Method for Determining Fungi Resistance of Insulation Materials and Facings
ASTM D229 Bonding Strength
ASTM D229 Dielectric Constant and Dissipation Factor
ASTM D256 Izod Impact Test
ASTM D257 DC Resistance Insulating Materials
ASTM D3273 Standard Test Method for Resistance to Growth of Mold on the Surface of Interior Coatings in an Environmental Chamber
ASTM D412 Tensile – Elastomer Properties
ASTM D495 High-Voltage, Low Current Dry Arc Resistance
ASTM D5590 Standard Test Method for Determining the Resistance of Paint Films and Related Coatings to Fungal Defacement by Accelerated Four Week Agar Plate Assay
ASTM D570 Water Absorption of Plastic Materials
ASTM D635 Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in Horizontal Position
ASTM D638 Tensile Properties of Thermoplastic Materials
ASTM D648 Deflection Temperature of Polymeric Materials Under Load
ASTM D695 Compressive Strength
ASTM D7855 Standard Test Method for Determination of Mold Growth on Coated Building Products Designed for Interior Applications Using an Environmental Chamber and Indirect Inoculation
ASTM D790 Flexural Properties of Plastics
ASTM D792 Specific Gravity of Polymers
ASTM D882 Tensile Strength – Thin Polymeric Sheeting
ASTM D903 Bond Strength Properties of Adhesives – Peel Strength
ASTM D1002 Bond Strength Properties of Adhesives – Lap Shear
ASTM D1005 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Dry-Film Thickness of Organic Coatings Using Micrometers
ASTM D1042 Changes in Linear Dimensions of Polymeric Materials
ASTM D1084 Viscosity of Adhesives
ASTM D1177 Standard Test Method for Freezing Point of Aqueous Engine Coolants
ASTM D1525 Vicat Softening Point of Polymeric Materials
ASTM D1622 Density Determination of Foamed Polymer Material
ASTM D1781 Climbing Drum Peel Test
ASTM D1822 Tensile Impact Test
ASTM D1876 Bond Strength Properties of Adhesives T-Peel
ASTM D2095 Bond Strength Properties of Adhesives – Butt Joint
ASTM D2583 Barcol Hardness
ASTM D2584 Ignition Loss of Cured Reinforced Resins
ASTM D3039 Tensile Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials
ASTM D3045 Heat Aging of Plastics Without Load
ASTM D3165 Strength Properties of Adhesives in Shear by Tension
ASTM D3359 Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test
ASTM D3418 Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
ASTM D3638 Comparative Tracking Index (CTI)
ASTM D3874 Hot Wire Ignition (HWI)
ASTM D5045 Fracture Toughness
ASTM D6677 Standard Test Method for Evaluating Adhesion by Knife
ASTM E595 Total Mass Loss and Collected Volatile Condensable Materials from
Outgassing in a Vacuum Environment
ASTM E1640 ASTM G21 – Fungus Resistance
ASTM G21 Standard Practice for Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi
IEC 695-10-2 Ball Pressure Test
IEC 60695-2-11 Glow-Wire Flammability (Ignitability) for End Products
IEC 60695-2-12 Glow-Wire Flammability for Materials
IEC 60695-2-13 Glow-Wire Flammability (Ignitability) for End Products
UL 94 Flammability

Invaluable Experience as an ASTM Testing Lab

NTS has decades of experience as an ASTM testing lab for thousands of ASTM test methods. Our experts are members of many ASTM committees. We have been part of the organization for more than 20 years; having contributed to the publication of hundreds of ASTM methods.

Our specialty goes well beyond operating as a standard ASTM testing lab. In addition to testing in direct accordance with ASTM test methods, we offer unique solutions by modifying individual methods to meet the needs of our customers. This included adapting methods to accommodate unique samples or requirements.

Contact NTS for ASTM Testing Services Today

We offer ASTM specs testing standards for thousands of different materials and industries. Whether you require ASTM A 450 testing of steel tubular products, ASTM D150 testing of miscellaneous materials such as solid electrical insulating materials, or ASTM G 44 testing of aluminum alloys, our programs are reliable, timely, and effective.

Contact us for more information on our ASTM testing labs and to request a free quote.

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