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May/June 2009
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Mechanical Testing

A new ASTM International standard will serve as a guide for manufacturers and laboratories that make and test steel products according to standards using the SI system of units.

A1058, Test Methods for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products — Metric, arose from a need for a stand-alone metric steel testing standard, according to Lester Burgess, director of quality, TSP/U.S. Bolt Manufacturing, and chair of Subcommittee A01.13 on Mechanical and Chemical Testing and Processing Methods of Steel Products and Processes.

The new standard follows a different format from that of testing standard A370, Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products. A1058 does not include the product annexes found in A370. A1058 provides detailed direction for mechanical testing and includes coverage of international standards. The new standard references and cross references international standards from the European Committee for Standardization, the International Organization for Standardization and the Japanese Standards Association.

CONTACT

Technical Information: Lester Burgess, TSP/U.S. Bolt Manufacturing, Houston, Texas

Phone: 713-726-1000

ASTM Staff: George Luciw

Phone: 610-832-9710