ASTM B578-87(1999)

    Standard Test Method for Microhardness of Electroplated Coatings


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the hardness of metallic coatings upon various substrates. The measurements are made with the Knoop indenter under a test load of 0.245 N (25 gf) or 0.981 N (100 gf).


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E384 Test Method for Knoop and Vickers Hardness of Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.220.40 (Metallic coatings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0578-87R99

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B578-87(1999), Standard Test Method for Microhardness of Electroplated Coatings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1999, www.astm.org

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