NTS has decades of experience as an ASTM testing lab for over 1,000 ASTM test methods. We are ISO 17025 and A2LA accredited and ASTM committee members.
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 their high technical quality and market relevance, ASTM standards are used in research and development, product testing and quality systems. ASTM standards are a critical element of the information infrastructure that guides manufacturing and trade in the global economy.
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. Today, ASTM testing labs test and certify products for developers and manufacturers in a wide variety of industries. As a leading testing lab, NTS provides comprehensive testing for engineer products, and 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 producing products and equipment such as 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:
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, we test, analyze and certify both the world’s most common and most exotic materials.
Examples of test programs performed include ASTM D150 for AC loss characteristics and permittivity of solid electrical insulation and ASTM A6 for 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:
NTS has decades of experience as an ASTM testing lab for over 1,000 of these ASTM test methods. Our experts are members of many different ASTM committees and have participated for more than 20 years. We have contributed to the publication of 100s of ASTM methods.
Our specialty goes well beyond being 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.
NTS is recognized as a world-leading ASTM testing lab featuring one of the largest commercial test laboratory networks in North America. NTS is ISO 17025 A2LA accredited for many different ASTM methods and our solutions include all categories of ASTM testing:
Here is a sampling of the most common ASTM standards NTS tests to:
|ASTM D149||Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength|
|ASTM D229||Bonding Strength|
|ASTM D229||Dielectric Constant and Dissipation Factor|
|ASTM D256||Izod Impact Test|
|ASTM D257||DC Resistance Insulating Materials|
|ASTM D412||Tensile – Elastomer Properties|
|ASTM D495||High-Voltage, Low Current Dry Arc Resistance|
|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 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 Caloritmetry (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|
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|
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 allows, our programs are reliable, timely and effective.
Contact NTS for additional information on our ASTM testing labs and to request a free quote.