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  • ASTM
    E340-00(2006) Standard Test Method for Macroetching Metals and Alloys
    Edition: 2006
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Description of ASTM-E340 2006

ASTM E340 - 00(2006)

Standard Test Method for Macroetching Metals and Alloys

Active Standard ASTM E340 | Developed by Subcommittee: E04.01

Book of Standards Volume: 03.01

Translated Standard: Russian
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1. Scope

1.1 These test procedures describe the methods of macro- etching metals and alloys to reveal their macrostructure.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI equivalents of inch-pound units may be approximate.

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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific warning statements, see 6.2, 7.1, 8.1.3, 8.2.1, 8.8.3,, and 8.13.2.

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

E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens

E381 Method of Macroetch Testing Steel Bars, Billets, Blooms, and Forgings


alloys; etchants; etching; macroetching; macroetchant; macrostructure; metals;

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 77.040.99 (Other methods of testing metals)

DOI: 10.1520/E0340-00R06

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