Testing to Standards

MEE has years of experience in interpreting and conducting tests per industry standards.

The requirements of many products, processes, and materials are governed by industry standards, such as those issued by ASTM, ASME, SAE, AMS, ISO and many other organizations. In addition, specific requirements for performing many laboratory tests are also controlled by industry standards, in particular, those issued by ASTM. MEE has years of experience in interpreting and conducting tests per industry standards in order to provide our clients with reliable results.

Selected ASTM test methods that we have experience with are listed below. This list is by no means all inclusive. If you don't see the test method you require, contact us. We will work with you to interpret test methods and identify those tests that we can perform. If you need help identifying the appropriate test method for your project, we will help with that too. We can even design custom test programs when required.
Select ASTM Test Methods We Perform
ASTM A262  Standard Practices for Detecting Susceptibility to Intergranular Attack in Austenitic Stainless Steels
ASTM A380 Standard Practice for Cleaning, Descaling, and Passivation of Stainless Steel Parts, Equipment, and Systems

Standard Practice for Indentation Hardness of Metallic Materials by Comparison Hardness Testers


Standard Test Method for Leeb Hardness Testing of Steel Products


Standard Specification for Chemical Passivation Treatments for Stainless Steel Parts

ASTM B276 Standard Test Method for Apparent Porosity in Cemented Carbides
ASTM B294 Standard Test Method for Hardness Testing of Cemented Carbides
ASTM B311 Standard Test Method for Density of Powder Metallurgy (PM) Materials Containing Less Than Two Percent Porosity

Standard Guide for Metallographic Identification of Microstructure in Cemented Carbides

ASTM B665 Standard Guide for Metallographic Sample Preparation of Cemented Tungsten Carbides

Standard Test Method for Knoop Indentation Hardness of Glass


Standard Test Method for Rockwell Hardness of Graphite Materials

ASTM C1326

Standard Test Method for Knoop Indentation Hardness of Advanced Ceramics

ASTM C1327

Standard Test Method for Vickers Indentation Hardness of Advanced Ceramics

ASTM D785 Rockwell Hardness of Plastics and Electrical Insulating Material
ASTM D1002

Apparent Shear Strength of Single-Lap-Joint Adhesively Bonded Metal Specimens by Tension Loading

ASTM D2240

Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Durometer Hardness

ASTM D3483 Standard Test Methods for Accumulated Deposition in a Steam Generator Tube
ASTM E3 Standard Guide for Testing Metallographic Specimens
ASTM E8  Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials 
ASTM E10 Standard Test Method for Brinell Hardness of Metallic Materials
ASTM E18  Standard Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness 
ASTM E45  Standard Test Methods for Determining the Inclusion Content of Steel 
ASTM E112  Standard Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size 
ASTM E340  Standard Practice for Macroetching Metals and Alloys 
ASTM E384  Standard Test Method for Knoop and Vickers Hardness of Materials 

Standard Practice for Microetching Metals and Alloys

ASTM E860  Standard Practice for Examining And Preparing Items That Are Or May Become Involved In Criminal or Civil Litigation 
ASTM E1181  Standard Test Methods for Characterizing Duplex Grain Sizes 
ASTM E1245  Standard Practice for Determining the Inclusion or Second-Phase Constituent Content of Metals by Automatic Image Analysis 
ASTM E1351  Standard Practice for Production and Evaluation of Field Metallographic Replicas
ASTM E1508 Standard Guide for Quantitative Analysis by Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy
ASTM E2142 Standard Test Methods for Rating and Classifying Inclusions in Steel Using the Scanning Electron Microscope 
ASTM E2332 Standard Practice for Investigation and Analysis of Physical Component Failures
ASTM F746   Standard Test Method for Pitting or Crevice Corrosion of Metallic Surgical Implant Materials 
ASTM F791  Standard Test Method for Stress Crazing of Transparent Plastics 
ASTM F1372  Standard Test Method for Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Analysis of Metallic Surface Condition for Gas Distribution System Components 
ASTM F2082

Standard Test Method for Determination of Transformation Temperature of Nickel-Titanium Shape Memory Alloys by Bend and Free Recovery

ASTM F2129  Standard Test Method for Conducting Cyclic Potentiodynamic Polarization Measurements to Determine the Corrosion Susceptibility of Small Implant Devices
ASTM G5  Standard Reference Test Method for Making Potentiodynamic Anodic Polarization Measurements 
ASTM G61 Standard Test Method for Conducting Cyclic Potentiodynamic Polarization Measurements for Localized Corrosion Susceptibility of Iron-, Nickel-, or Cobalt-Based Alloys