ASTM B665 - 19

    Standard Guide for Metallographic Sample Preparation of Cemented Tungsten Carbides

    Active Standard ASTM B665 | Developed by Subcommittee: B09.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.05


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 This sample preparation procedure may be used to prepare metallographic samples for Guide B657. It does not include all variations of sample preparation.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide prescribes a method for preparing cemented carbides for metallographic examination.

    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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    B657 Guide for Metallographic Identification of Microstructure in Cemented Carbides


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.160 (Powder metallurgy)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/B0665-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM B665-19, Standard Guide for Metallographic Sample Preparation of Cemented Tungsten Carbides, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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