Work Item
ASTM WK89848

Revision of E345-24 Standard Test Methods of Tension Testing of Metallic Foil


At a recent ISO/TC 164/SC 1 (Mechanical testing of metals/Uniaxial testing) meeting a Foil Testing standard was proposed and a work item was initiated. The US opposed this action because an international standard already exists, i.e. ASTM E345. The World Trade Organization Principles for Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations states “5. Coherence - In order to avoid the development of conflicting international standards, it is important that international standardizing bodies avoid duplication of, or overlap with, the work of other international standardizing bodies. In this respect, cooperation and coordination with other relevant international bodies is essential. After pointing this principle out to the ISO committee, the ISO committee agreed to cease working on the project if ASTM would make changes to E345 to make it more usable throughout the world and that these changes be well underway by September 2024.

The items are proposed not only to make the standard more usable worldwide, but also to improve the standard. The proposed changes are broken into several ballot items. The entire standard is included for context with all the proposed changes.

Only this paragraph of the rationale changes with each ballot item. This proposed change adds a section on gripping the specimen. In this work item only changes to sections 7.3 through 7.3.1 and new note 9 are being balloted.


Developed by Subcommittee: E28.04

Committee: E28

Staff Manager: Ashley Wiand

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 02-29-2024

Technical Contact: Earl Ruth

Item: 005

Ballot: E28.04 (24-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution