ASTM WK46159

    Revision of A668 / A668M - 13e1 Standard Specification for Steel Forgings, Carbon and Alloy, for General Industrial Use

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    Active Standard: A668 / A668M - 15

    Developed by Subcommittee: A01.06 | Committee A01 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    Section 7.2.5 requires that Brinell hardness tests be conducted on broken tensile specimens. Due to the small size of these specimens, a Brinell test is awkward, and in the case of very soft material, impossible to perform on the tensile specimen. It is proposed that the manufacturer be given the option to either test the forging itself or the blank from which the tensile test will subsquently be machined.


    alloy steel forgings; carbon steel forgings; general industrial applications; heat treatment classifications; strength classifications;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Patrick Nowak


    A01 (15-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as A668/A668M-2015 and Pending Publication