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unpolished aluminum adhesive shear test specimen for ASTM D2294

ASTM D2294 Test Specimens

Metaspec manufactures test specimens used in ASTM D2294 (Creep Properties of Adhesives in Shear by Tension Loading - Metal-to-Metal). These test specimens are similar to those used in ASTM D1002. The test specimens are bonded together at one end with the test adhesive to make one test specimen. ASTM D2294 requires three test specimens for each set of test conditions. 


The test specimens are usually 0.062" thick, but this can vary depending on the material or alloy. The individual test specimens are 1" x 4" and have a hole centered at one end. 


The standard test specimen materials are:

  • C110 Copper
  • 2024 Aluminum
  • 1008/1010 Steel
  • 302 Stainless steel
  • 6AL4V Titanium


Adhesive test specimens are available in a wide range of alloys, including:

  • 5052 Aluminum
  • 6063 Aluminum
  • 304/304L Stainless steel
  • A525-G90 Galvanized steel
  • ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene)
  • Acrylic
  • PC (polycarbonate)
  • PVC (polyvinyl chloride)


...and many other alloys - just let us know what you need and we can make it for you.

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