With over 30,000 volunteer members from more than 140 countries, ASTM plays a pivotal role in setting standards that ensure the quality and safety of materials across various industries, including metals, construction, plastics, textiles, and petroleums.
ASTM safety standards are essential for evaluating the material, chemical, mechanical, and metallurgical properties of metals. These standards along with those from other international standards developments organizations such as AENOR, AASHTO, API, and others drive innovation and safety for industry.
Below you will find a list of the ASTM metals standards, industry training and relevant technical publications.
These include standards for copper, steel, iron, nonferrous metals, light metals, metal powders, metallic coatings and more including magnetic properties, electrical conductivity, reactivity and refractory.
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ASTM metals standards cover the specifications for steel rails and accessories including standard tee rails, crane rails, girder rails, joint bars, tie plates, track spikes, screw spikes, and track nuts and bolts.
ASTM Standards in This Section Include:
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ASTM metals standards cover specification requirements for rolled steel plates, shapes, sheet piling and bars for structural use for bridges, buildings, ships, rolling stock, and general construction applications.
ASTM metals standards cover the classifications, specifications, test methods, and the engineering use of alloyed and plain carbon steel rods and wire, including uncoated and non-metallic coated spring wire.
ASTM metals standards cover the development and maintenance of product specifications for (1) steel reinforcement for reinforced, prestressed, and precast concrete for structures, highway, railroad and masonry construction, and for all forms and grades of steel reinforcing bars, bar mats, wire, welded wire fabric, prestressing wire, bars and strand, can coated reinforcement and (2) steel fibers for fiber reinforced concrete and over the development and maintenance of test methods for the evaluation, inspection, and quality control of such products
ASTM metals standards cover Steel forgings, Steel blooms, billets, and slabs for forgings. Power Generation and Nuclear Forgings – This section has jurisdiction over standards for the manufacture and testing of forgings used for gas and steam turbines, generators, pressure vessels, and nuclear applications.
This section is responsible for writing and maintaining standard specifications for forgings covering a wide range of sizes and applications and includes the forging standards. This section has the responsibility for managing the writing and maintenance activities for forging examination and testing practices.
Standards covering tubular products of carbon steels
Specifications and standards covering tubular products of stainless and alloy steels.
Specifications for carbon and alloy rolled steel plates for boilers, pressure vessels and other components. Specifications for steel plates that have material properties such as predictable low- and high-temperature short-time mechanical properties, notch toughness, low transition temperatures, creep resistance, and weldability.
Standards for mechanical and chemical testing evaluation of testing laboratories, processing methods, and other testing.
Standards pertaining to carbon and alloy steel bars in the as-rolled, cold finished, or heat-treated conditions for general engineering applications. The subcommittee also maintains standards for some products manufactured from steel bars, such as fence posts and industrial springs.
Standards for acceptance corrosion testing of and the descaling and cleaning of stainless steels and related alloys
Specifications covering wrought plate, sheet, strip, billet, bar, wire, structural shapes, and general purpose forgings of stainless steel and related alloys.
Standards for steel, stainless steel, and related alloys in the form of castings for pressure containing parts and general engineering applications for use in benign as well as corrosive environments at low, ambient, and elevated temperatures.
Carbon, high-strength low-alloy, high strength, and alloy hot- and cold-rolled steel sheets and strip and cold-rolled carbon spring steel. Responsibilities of the subcommittee include the classification, specification requirements, methods of test, and questions of utility and related subjects dealing with such materials.
Specification requirements, test methods, and related subjects pertaining to tin mill products. Tin mill products include electrolytic tin plate; electrolytic tin coated, cold-rolled sheet; black plate; black plate electrolytic chromium coated; and similar products.
Standards for steel forgings, flanges, forged valve bodies, and wrought fittings for piping applications in the utility, petroleum, chemical, nuclear, pressure vessel, and similar industries and bolting materials for high- and low-temperature use in piping and special purpose applications in these industries.
Standards for steel bolting and bolting materials for high- and low-temperature use in piping and special purpose applications in the utility, petroleum, chemical, nuclear, pressure vessel, and similar industries.
Standards for wrought steel fittings for piping applications in the utility, petroleum, chemical, nuclear, pressure vessel, and similar industries.
Steel forgings, flanges, and forged valve bodies for piping applications in the utility, petroleum, chemical, nuclear, pressure vessel, and similar industries.
Specifications and practices for steel chain and related components. This includes welded link chain, stamped metal chain, weldless wire wrapped chain, sling assemblies, and common chain attachments and components.
Steels commonly used for ball and roller bearings.
Standards and specifications for carbon, alloy, and high speed tool steels. The forms comprise rolled bar, plate, bar cut from plate, bar shapes, billets, forgings, and cast tools. Such products are commonly produced by forging, rolling, drawing, or casting.
International standards for iron castings include gray, malleable, ductile, white and compacted graphite iron. Standards for pipes, tubes and fittings made of iron castings may include requirement for joining the pipes, tubes and fittings and methods for protection of these pipes, tubes and fittings. Standards for couplings and gaskets used in joining pipes, tubes and fitting made of iron castings may include methods for testing and installation can also be found. Iron Castings standards include sections on grey and white iron castings, malleable and ductile iron castings, pipes and tubes, testing and gaskets and coupling for plumbing and sewer piping.
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Standards in the area of iron and steel products protected against corrosion by use of metallic coatings, and non-metallic coatings which may be specified for use as supplemental protection. The types of standards developed include, but are not limited to, specifications, practices, test methods, and terminology. Standards include section on methods of testing, sheet specifications, wire specifications structural shapes and hardware specifications and corrugated steel pipe specifications.
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Standards dealing with magnetic materials and test methods for determining magnetic properties. Determining the magnetic properties of electrical steels and other soft magnetic metallic alloys, soft ferrites and permanent magnet materials, in conjunction with materials specifications for these materials.
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Standards relating to electrical conductors, rods for drawing into wire, and non-conductor support wire and strand. Such electrical conductors may be for bare or insulated use. Coverings or insulations except for superconductors, are not included. This section includes standards on methods of test and sampling procedure, conductors of copper and copper alloys, conductors of ferrous metals, bi-metallic conductors and conductors of light metals.
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Standards on compositions, properties, dimensions, test methods, classifications, and, terminology of nonferrous metals and alloys, and of solder and solder fluxes and materials used in the manufacture of electrical heating devices, electrical resistance devices, electrical contacts and conductors, and thermosensitive elements in thermostats. Standards in this section include sections on refined lead, tin, antimony, zinc, cadmium, precious metals, electrical contact materials, refined nickel, cobalt and all associated alloys.
Excluded are copper and copper alloys, light metals and alloys, reactive and refractory metals and alloys and engineered metal powders, electronic grade materials and wires, and certain accessories for use as electrical conductors.
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Standards on copper refinery shapes, copper and copper alloy castings, and copper and copper alloy wrought products. Refinery shapes include cathodes, cakes, slabs, billets, wire rod and wire bars. Castings include ingots for remelting, deoxidizers, and hardeners for copper and copper-base alloys and sand, centrifugal, die, precision and continuous cast products. Wrought products include fabricated flat products (plate, bar, sheet, strip, foil, and flat wire), rod, wire shapes, forgings, pipe and tubular products, cartridge case and bullet jacket cups.
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Standard practices related to aluminum and magnesium and their alloys in cast and wrought mill product form. Included also are fabricated culvert materials, their structural design and installation. Standards in this section include aluminum alloy ingots and castings, aluminum alloy wrought products, magnesium alloy cast, wrought products, testing, corrugated aluminum pipe and corrugated aluminum structural plate.
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These standards have, and continue to play, a preeminent role in all aspects important to the effective industrialization of metallic and inorganic coatings, inclusive of, but certainly not limited to, most aspects of electroplating, autocatalytic plating, hot dipping, immersion plating, vacuum processes, chemical conversion, anodic oxidation, and thermal coating processes, and porcelain enamel and ceramic metal coatings.
Standards focus on the properties, dimensions, test methods, classifications, terminology and nomenclature of nonferrous metals and alloys, and of solder and solder fluxes, and materials used in the manufacture of electrical heating devices, electrical resistance devices, electrical contacts and conductors, and thermosensitive elements in thermostats.
Excluded are copper and copper alloys, light metals and alloys, reactive and refractory metals and alloys, metal powders, electronic grade materials and wires, and certain accessories for use as electrical conductors.
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Refined Lead, Tin, Antimony, and Their Alloys Zinc and Cadmium
Precious Metals and Electrical Contact Materials and Test Methods
Standards for refined gold, silver, the platinum group metals and their alloys, specifications for electrical contact materials, and test methods for electrical contacts and connectors, including sliding contacts, make-and-break contacts and static connectors and connections; the development of testing apparatus, methods and terminology and stimulation of research to accomplish the forementioned.
Thermostat Metals and Electrical Resistance Heating Materials
The formulation and standardization of specifications and methods for testing materials used in the construction of electrical heating devices and electrical resistance devices, including methods of determining basic temperature – resistance properties of materials, and research and development and accumulation of engineering information for thermostat metals and resistance alloys, as well as the standardization of research and standardization of nomenclature to accomplish the foregoing purposes.
Refined Nickel and Cobalt and Their Alloys
One standard on refined nickel and numerous specifications for the mill product forms of a variety of nickel, nickel alloy and cobalt alloy materials. In addition, many of the ferrous alloys with high nickel contents continue to be covered by specifications under the jurisdiction of this subcommittee. These materials are used in a wide range of applications since, collectively, they offer aqueous corrosion resistance, elevated temperature resistance, high strength at both room and elevated temperatures, as well as fabricability. Applications for these materials include the chemical, petrochemical, power generation, industrial heating, transportation and defense industries, as well as household consumer products.
ASTM standards for metal powders and metal powder products are essential for industries relying on powder metallurgy. These standards govern the properties of metal powders used in manufacturing, including their particle size, shape, and distribution. They also cover methods of testing and quality control to ensure consistency and performance in end products. By adhering to these standards, manufacturers can ensure that their products possess the necessary structural integrity and performance characteristics required in demanding applications. These standards include section on base metal powders, refractory metal powders, bearings, structural parts, cemented carbides, powder metallurgy and near full density powder metallurgy materials.
The ASTM standards for reactive and refractory metals and alloys play a crucial role in ensuring the quality and performance of these materials. These metals, which include titanium, zirconium, and niobium among others, are known for their high melting points and resistance to corrosion and heat.
These standards cover various aspects such as chemical composition, mechanical properties, and manufacturing processes. They ensure that the metals meet specific requirements for their intended applications, such as in aerospace, medical implants, and chemical processing industries. Adherence to these standards is vital for ensuring the safety, reliability, and longevity of products made from these metals.
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Zirconium and Hafnium
Niobium, Tantalum, and Vanadium
Molybdenum and Tungsten
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