ASTM B657-11

    Guide for Metallographic Identification of Microstructure in Cemented Carbides

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers apparatus and procedures for the metallographic determination of microstructures in cemented tungsten carbides.

    1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Precautions applying to use of hazardous laboratory chemicals should be observed for chemicals specified in Table 1.

    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

    B665 Guide for Metallographic Sample Preparation of Cemented Tungsten Carbides

    ISO Standard

    ISO 4499 HardmetalsMetallographic Determination of Microstructure

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.160 (Powder metallurgy)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31191518(Tungsten carbide)

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    DOI: 10.1520/B0657-11

    Citation Format

    ASTM B657-11, Guide for Metallographic Identification of Microstructure in Cemented Carbides, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011,

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