ASTM D5947 - 18

    Standard Test Methods for Physical Dimensions of Solid Plastics Specimens

    Active Standard ASTM D5947 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 08.03


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 These test methods shall be used where precise dimensions are necessary for the calculation of properties expressed in physical units. They are not intended to replace practical thickness measurements based on commercial portable tools, nor is it implied that thickness measurements made by the procedures will agree exactly.

    5.2 Examples of machinist’s micrometers, including pictures with descriptions of their components and pictures of the micrometers used can be located in Practice A1073/A1073M. However, make sure the micrometer, the calibration of it, and the use of it adheres to the requirements of this standard.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover determination of the physical dimensions of solid plastic specimens where the dimensions are used directly in determining the results of tests for various properties. Use these test methods except as otherwise required in material specifications.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.

    1.3 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.

    Note 1: This standard and ISO 16012 address the same subject matter, but differ in technical content.

    1.4 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

    A1073/A1073M Practice for Using Hand Micrometers to Measure the Thickness of Uncoated Steel Sheet and Nonmetallic and Metallic-Coated Steel Sheet

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D2240 Test Method for Rubber PropertyDurometer Hardness

    ISO Standards

    ISO16012 PlasticsDetermination of Linear Dimensions of Test Specimens

    ISO472 PlasticsVocabulary


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.080.01 (Plastics in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13100000(Rubber and elastomers)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D5947-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM D5947-18, Standard Test Methods for Physical Dimensions of Solid Plastics Specimens, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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