ASTM E3 - 11 Standard Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens


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    A247 Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Microstructure of Graphite in Iron Castings

    A521/A521M Standard Specification for Steel, Closed-Impression Die Forgings for General Industrial Use

    A579/A579M Standard Specification for Superstrength Alloy Steel Forgings

    A600 Standard Specification for Tool Steel High Speed

    A681 Standard Specification for Tool Steels Alloy

    A684/A684M Standard Specification for Steel, Strip, High-Carbon, Cold-Rolled

    A686 Standard Specification for Tool Steel, Carbon

    A892 Standard Guide for Defining and Rating the Microstructure of High Carbon Bearing Steels

    A962/A962M Standard Specification for Common Requirements for Bolting Intended for Use at Any Temperature from Cryogenic to the Creep Range

    A1033 Standard Practice for Quantitative Measurement and Reporting of Hypoeutectoid Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel Phase Transformations

    B19 Standard Specification for Cartridge Brass Sheet, Strip, Plate, Bar, and Disks

    B68/B68M Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Tube, Bright Annealed

    B75/B75M Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Tube

    B88 Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube

    B88M Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube [Metric]

    B129 Standard Specification for Cartridge Brass Cartridge Case Cups

    B130 Standard Specification for Commercial Bronze Strip for Bullet Jackets

    B131 Standard Specification for Copper Alloy Bullet Jacket Cups

    B152/B152M Standard Specification for Copper Sheet, Strip, Plate, and Rolled Bar

    B249/B249M Standard Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Rod, Bar, Shapes and Forgings

    B250/B250M Standard Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper Alloy Wire

    B251 Standard Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Seamless Copper and Copper-Alloy Tube

    B251M Standard Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Seamless Copper and Copper-Alloy Tube [Metric]

    B280 Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Tube for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Field Service

    B359/B359M Standard Specification for Copper and Copper-Alloy Seamless Condenser and Heat Exchanger Tubes With Integral Fins

    B370 Standard Specification for Copper Sheet and Strip for Building Construction

    B379 Standard Specification for Phosphorized Coppers—Refinery Shapes

    B395/B395M Standard Specification for U-Bend Seamless Copper and Copper Alloy Heat Exchanger and Condenser Tubes

    B447 Standard Specification for Welded Copper Tube

    B476 Standard Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Precious Metal Electrical Contact Materials

    B487 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Metal and Oxide Coating Thickness by Microscopical Examination of Cross Section

    B506 Specification for Copper-Clad Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip for Building Construction

    B543/B543M Standard Specification for Welded Copper and Copper-Alloy Heat Exchanger Tube

    B552 Standard Specification for Seamless and Welded Copper–Nickel Tubes for Water Desalting Plants

    B569 Standard Specification for Brass Strip in Narrow Widths and Light Gage for Heat-Exchanger Tubing

    B577 Standard Test Methods for Detection of Cuprous Oxide (Hydrogen Embrittlement Susceptibility) in Copper

    B587 Standard Specification for Welded Brass Tube

    B640 Standard Specification for Welded Copper Tube for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Service

    B643 Standard Specification for Copper-Beryllium Alloy Seamless Tube

    B694 Standard Specification for Copper, Copper-Alloy, Copper-Clad Bronze (CCB), Copper-Clad Stainless Steel (CCS), and Copper-Clad Alloy Steel (CAS) Sheet and Strip for Electrical Cable Shielding

    B740 Standard Specification for Copper-Nickel-Tin Spinodal Alloy Strip

    B743 Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Tube in Coils

    B747 Standard Specification for Copper-Zirconium Alloy Sheet and Strip

    B748 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Thickness of Metallic Coatings by Measurement of Cross Section with a Scanning Electron Microscope

    B777 Standard Specification for Tungsten Base, High-Density Metal

    B795 Standard Test Method for Determining the Percentage of Alloyed or Unalloyed Iron Contamination Present in Powder Forged (PF) Steel Materials

    B796 Standard Test Method for Nonmetallic Inclusion Content of Powders Intended for Powder Forging (PF) Applications

    B797 Standard Test Method for Surface Finger Oxide Penetration Depth and Presence of Interparticle Oxide Networks in Powder Forged (P/F) Steel Parts

    B837 Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Tube for Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gas Fuel Distribution Systems

    B848 Specification for Powder Forged (P/F) Ferrous Materials

    B903 Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Heat Exchanger Tubes With Internal Enhancement

    B919 Standard Specification for Welded Copper Heat Exchanger Tubes With Internal Enhancement

    B961 Standard Specification for Silver Coated Copper and Copper Alloy Stranded Conductors for Electronic Space Application

    C149 Standard Test Method for Thermal Shock Resistance of Glass Containers

    C664 Standard Test Methods for Thickness of Diffusion Coating

    C856 Standard Practice for Petrographic Examination of Hardened Concrete

    D807 Standard Practice for Assessing the Tendency of Industrial Boiler Waters to Cause Embrittlement (USBM Embrittlement Detector Method)

    D1654 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Painted or Coated Specimens Subjected to Corrosive Environments

    D2985/D2985M Standard Test Method for Color of Asbestos

    E45 Standard Test Methods for Determining the Inclusion Content of Steel

    E82 Standard Test Method for Determining the Orientation of a Metal Crystal

    E112 Standard Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

    E235/E235M Standard Specification for Type K and Type N Mineral-Insulated, Metal-Sheathed Thermocouples for Nuclear or for Other High-Reliability Applications

    E340 Standard Test Method for Macroetching Metals and Alloys

    E384 Standard Test Method for Knoop and Vickers Hardness of Materials

    E466 Standard Practice for Conducting Force Controlled Constant Amplitude Axial Fatigue Tests of Metallic Materials

    E531 Standard Practice for Surveillance Testing of High-Temperature Nuclear Component Materials

    E562 Standard Test Method for Determining Volume Fraction by Systematic Manual Point Count

    E606/E606M Standard Test Method for Strain-Controlled Fatigue Testing

    E768 Standard Guide for Preparing and Evaluating Specimens for Automatic Inclusion Assessment of Steel

    E839 Standard Test Methods for Sheathed Thermocouples and Sheathed Thermocouple Cable

    E930 Standard Test Methods for Estimating the Largest Grain Observed in a Metallographic Section (ALA Grain Size)

    E1077 Standard Test Methods for Estimating the Depth of Decarburization of Steel Specimens

    E1180 Standard Practice for Preparing Sulfur Prints for Macrostructural Evaluation

    E1181 Standard Test Methods for Characterizing Duplex Grain Sizes

    E1245 Standard Practice for Determining the Inclusion or Second-Phase Constituent Content of Metals by Automatic Image Analysis

    E1268 Standard Practice for Assessing the Degree of Banding or Orientation of Microstructures

    E1351 Standard Practice for Production and Evaluation of Field Metallographic Replicas

    E1382 Standard Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size Using Semiautomatic and Automatic Image Analysis

    E1405 Standard Specification for Laboratory Glass Distillation Flasks

    E1508 Standard Guide for Quantitative Analysis by Energy-Dispersive Spectroscopy

    E1920 Standard Guide for Metallographic Preparation of Thermal Sprayed Coatings

    E2014 Standard Guide on Metallographic Laboratory Safety

    E2015 Standard Guide for Preparation of Plastics and Polymeric Specimens for Microstructural Examination

    E2109 Test Methods for Determining Area Percentage Porosity in Thermal Sprayed Coatings

    E2142 Standard Test Methods for Rating and Classifying Inclusions in Steel Using the Scanning Electron Microscope

    E2207 Standard Practice for Strain-Controlled Axial-Torsional Fatigue Testing with Thin-Walled Tubular Specimens

    E2283 Standard Practice for Extreme Value Analysis of Nonmetallic Inclusions in Steel and Other Microstructural Features

    E2368 Standard Practice for Strain Controlled Thermomechanical Fatigue Testing

    E2546 Standard Practice for Instrumented Indentation Testing

    E2567 Standard Test Method for Determining Nodularity And Nodule Count In Ductile Iron Using Image Analysis

    E2789 Standard Guide for Fretting Fatigue Testing

    F15 Standard Specification for Iron-Nickel-Cobalt Sealing Alloy

    F29 Standard Specification for Dumet Wire for Glass-to-Metal Seal Applications

    F44 Standard Specification for Metallized Surfaces on Ceramic

    F75 Standard Specification for Cobalt-28 Chromium-6 Molybdenum Alloy Castings and Casting Alloy for Surgical Implants (UNS R30075)

    F256 Standard Specification for Chromium-Iron Sealing Alloys with 18 or 28 Percent Chromium

    F561 Standard Practice for Retrieval and Analysis of Medical Devices, and Associated Tissues and Fluids

    F835 Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Socket Button and Flat Countersunk Head Cap Screws

    F835M Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Socket Button and Flat Countersunk Head Cap Screws (Metric)

    F880M Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Socket Set Screws (Metric)

    F912M Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Socket Set Screws (Metric)

    F912 Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Socket Set Screws

    F1466 Standard Specification for Iron-Nickel-Cobalt Alloys for Metal-to-Ceramic Sealing Applications

    F1854 Standard Test Method for Stereological Evaluation of Porous Coatings on Medical Implants

    F2111 Standard Practice for Measuring Intergranular Attack or End Grain Pitting on Metals Caused by Aircraft Chemical Processes

    F2328 Standard Test Method for Determining Decarburization and Carburization in Hardened and Tempered Threaded Steel Bolts, Screws and Studs

    F2328M Standard Test Method for Determining Decarburization and Carburization in Hardened and Tempered Threaded Steel Bolts, Screws and Studs (Metric)

    F2885 Standard Specification for Metal Injection Molded Titanium-6Aluminum-4Vanadium Components for Surgical Implant Applications

    F2886 Standard Specification for Metal Injection Molded Cobalt-28Chromium-6Molybdenum Components for Surgical Implant Applications

    F2924 Standard Specification for Additive Manufacturing Titanium-6 Aluminum-4 Vanadium with Powder Bed Fusion

    F2989 Standard Specification for Metal Injection Molded Unalloyed Titanium Components for Surgical Implant Applications

    F3001 Standard Specification for Additive Manufacturing Titanium-6 Aluminum-4 Vanadium ELI (Extra Low Interstitial) with Powder Bed Fusion

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3049 Standard Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes

    F3055 Standard Specification for Additive Manufacturing Nickel Alloy (UNS N07718) with Powder Bed Fusion

    F3056 Standard Specification for Additive Manufacturing Nickel Alloy (UNS N06625) with Powder Bed Fusion

    G4 Standard Guide for Conducting Corrosion Tests in Field Applications

    G30 Standard Practice for Making and Using U-Bend Stress-Corrosion Test Specimens

    G34 Standard Test Method for Exfoliation Corrosion Susceptibility in 2XXX and 7XXX Series Aluminum Alloys (EXCO Test)

    G44 Standard Practice for Exposure of Metals and Alloys by Alternate Immersion in Neutral 3.5?% Sodium Chloride Solution

    G46 Standard Guide for Examination and Evaluation of Pitting Corrosion

    G108 Standard Test Method for Electrochemical Reactivation (EPR) for Detecting Sensitization of AISI Type 304 and 304L Stainless Steels

    G110 Standard Practice for Evaluating Intergranular Corrosion Resistance of Heat Treatable Aluminum Alloys by Immersion in Sodium Chloride + Hydrogen Peroxide Solution

    G146 Standard Practice for Evaluation of Disbonding of Bimetallic Stainless Alloy/Steel Plate for Use in High-Pressure, High-Temperature Refinery Hydrogen Service

    G161 Standard Guide for Corrosion-Related Failure Analysis

    G209 Standard Practice for Detecting mu-phase in Wrought Nickel-Rich, Chromium, Molybdenum-Bearing Alloys


    Referenced ASTM Standards The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    A90/A90M Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on Iron and Steel Articles with Zinc or Zinc-Alloy Coatings

    E7 Terminology Relating to Metallography

    E45 Test Methods for Determining the Inclusion Content of Steel

    E768 Guide for Preparing and Evaluating Specimens for Automatic Inclusion Assessment of Steel

    E1077 Test Methods for Estimating the Depth of Decarburization of Steel Specimens

    E1122 Practice for Obtaining JK Inclusion Ratings Using Automatic Image Analysis

    E1245 Practice for Determining the Inclusion or Second-Phase Constituent Content of Metals by Automatic Image Analysis

    E1268 Practice for Assessing the Degree of Banding or Orientation of Microstructures

    E1558 Guide for Electrolytic Polishing of Metallographic Specimens

    E1920 Guide for Metallographic Preparation of Thermal Sprayed Coatings