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ASTM Standard helps test metallic coatings on products.

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Dec 09, 2015 - ASTM standard B975, Test Method for Measurement of Internal Stress of Metallic Coatings by Split Strip Evaluation, will provide simple and effective way to determine tensile and compressive stress for metallic coatings used on wide range of consumer products, such as pens, doorknobs, lamps, cars, and jewelry. Standard will also be used in the automotive, aerospace, and military industries, particularly by companies that create metallic layers for parts and components.

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New ASTM Standard Helps Test Metallic Coatings on Consumer, Industry Products

Press release date: Dec 07, 2015

A new ASTM test method will provide a simple and effective way to determine the tensile (pulling) and compressive (pushing) stress for metallic coatings used on a wide range of consumer products such as pens, doorknobs, lamps, cars, jewelry and more. The standard will also be used in the automotive, aerospace and military industries, particularly by companies that create metallic layers for parts and components.

Many metal parts and objects manufactured worldwide are electroplated with durable metallic coatings to improve appearance, reduce friction, increase chemical and environmental corrosion resistance and extend functional life.

The standard will soon be published as B975, Test Method for Measurement of Internal Stress of Metallic Coatings by Split Strip Evaluation (Deposit Stress Analyzer Method). The subcommittee that developed B975 is seeking laboratories to participate in an interlaboratory study for the standard.

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ASTM Committee B08 on Metallic and Inorganic Coatings Next Meeting: May 5, 2016, May Committee Week, San Antonio, Texas
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