ASTM WK37117

    Revision of E384 - 11e1 Standard Test Method for Knoop and Vickers Hardness of Materials

    (What is a Work Item?)

    Active Standard: E384 - 16

    Developed by Subcommittee: E04.05 | Committee E04 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    An administrative ballot was held and it was approved by a wide majority to submit a ballot to return to the pre-merger versions of E 284-08 and E 92-82, as last published in the 2009 edition of Vol. 03.01 of the ASTM Standards. The merged version is a disaster as it does not properly address the needs of users of microindentation hardness testers nor the needs of macro Vickers users. An extensive list of the problems with the merged version of E 384-11 is given in the ballot.


    hardness; indentation; Knoop; microindentation; macroindentation; Vickers; Abb´e-Nelson illumination; Calibration--metals/alloys analysis instrumentation; Hardness (indentation)--microhardness; Indenter geometry; Knoop hardness (HK) number; Kohler illumination; Metallic hardness; Metals and metallic materials; Repeatability/reproducibility (RR); Structural metals/alloys; Verification; Vickers hardness (HV);
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Brian Gbur


    COS (16-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as E384-2016 and Pending Publication