ASTM Testing Programs

Experienced ASTM Specification Testing Services

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.

About ASTM Testing

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.

Industries Relying on ASTM Specs

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:

  • 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, 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:

  • Asphalt and bitumen
  • Ceramic
  • Concrete and masonry
  • Glass
  • Magnesium
  • Metals and alloys
  • Rubber
  • Superalloys
  • Textiles

Decades of Experience as an ASTM Testing Lab

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.

ASTM Test Methods

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:

  • 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

Here is a sampling of the most common ASTM standards NTS tests to:

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 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
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


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 allows, our programs are reliable, timely and effective.

Contact NTS for additional information on our ASTM testing labs and to request a free quote.

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