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Materials Testing- Sample Size

Sample Size Requirements are listed in the table below

The following sample requirements will provide optimal sample size for our technicians to conduct the required tests. If your sample size does not meet the requirements listed below, please contact ACT because subsized samples can be used or we may have other methods for conducting similar analysis. Sample sizes larger than those listed will not present a problem, but additional machining may be required.

These are optimal sample sizes for ACT, if your sample size is smaller than those listed please contact ACT for assistance.

Test Procedures Length Width Thickness Grain
MECHANICAL TESTS        
Tensile Bar Round Standard

5"

*

1/2"

*

Tensile Bar Round Subsize

5"

*

1/4"

*

Tensile Bar Plate

8"

8"

1/4"

Yes

Tensile Test Wire

Any

*

Any

*

Charpy V Notch

8"

8"

0.1 "

Yes

Microhardness

(Knoop&Vickers)

1"

1"

0.030"

*

Rockwell Hardness

1"

1"

0.030"

*

Brinell Hardness

1"

1"

1/4"

*

Plating Hardness

1"

1"

0.001"

*

Plating Thickness

1"

1"

0.001"

 
     

 

 

CHEMICAL ANALYIS        
Spectrometer

1"

1" 

1/8"

*

LECO Carbon, Sulfur Nitrogen

1 gram of sample

*

*

*

*

Electron Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS)

Any Size

*

*

*

METALLOGRAPHY        
Microstructure

Any Size

*

*

*

Inclusion Rating

1/2"

1/2"

1/2"

*

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

Any Size

*

*

 
CORROSION TESTING        
Salt spray test Panels

3"

8"

*

*

Grain direction is very important when submitting sheet or plate for testing. Always mark the grain direction with an arrow on the sample.

Pyrolysis GC-MS

 

Product Deformulation

We can assist with competitive product formulation/deformulation

 


 

 

 

 

 
 
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