ASTM Hardness Standards Reference Guide

Listed below are common American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards that reference hardness testing.

Newage Testing Instruments recommends that you obtain a copy of the appropriate standard for your application and that you read and understand the standard prior to testing. You may purchase the ASTM standard from the American Society for Testing and Materials, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959, Phone 610-832-9585, Web www.astm.org.

ASTM Standard
Description
A956
Standard Test Method for Equotip Hardness Testing of Steel Products
B277
Standard Test Method for Hardness Testing of Electrical Contact Materials
B294
Standard Test Method for Hardness Testing of Cemented Carbides
B578
Standard Test Method for Microhardness of Electro-plated Coatings
B647
Standard Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Aluminum Alloys by Mean of a Webster Hardness Gage
B721 Standard Test Method for Microhardness and Case Depth Testing of Powder Metallurgy Parts
B724
Standard Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Aluminum Alloys by Means of a Newage Portable Non-Caliper-type Instrument
C661 Standard Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Elastomeric-type Sealants by Means of a Durometer
C730 Standard Test Method for Knoop Indentation Hardness of Glass
C748 Standard Test Method for Rockwell Hardness of Fine-Grained Graphite Materials
C849
Standard Test Method for Knoop Indentation Hardness of Ceramic Whitewares
C886 Standard Test Method for Scleroscope Hardness Testing of Fine-Grained Carbon and Graphite Materials
C1326
Standard Test Method for Knoop Indentation Hardness of Advanced Ceramics
C1327
Standard Test Method for Vickers Indentation Hardness of Advanced Materials
D785
Standard Test Method for Rockwell Hardness of Plastic and Electrical Insulating Materials
D1415
Standard Test Method for Rubber Property-International Hardness
D1474
Standard Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Organic Coatings
D2240
Standard Test Method for Rubber Property-Durometer Hardness
D2583
Standard Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Rigid Plastic by Means of a Barcol Impressor
E10
Standard Test Method for Brinell Hardness of Metallic Materials
E18
Standard Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness and Rockwell Superficial Hardness of Metallic Materials
E92
Standard Test Method for Vickers Hardness of Metallic Materials
E103
Standard Test Method for Rapid Indentation Hardness Testing of Metallic Materials
E110
Standard Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Metallic Materials by Portable Hardness Testers
E140
Standard Hardness Conversion Tables for Metals
E384
Standard Test Method for Microhardness of Materials
E1842   Standard Test Method for Macro-Rockwell Hardness Testing of Metallic Materials
F1957
  Standard Test Method for Composite Foam Hardness-Durometer Hardness