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ASTM E8 Tensile Test Specimens

ASTM E8 Tensile Test Specimens

Metal tensile test specimens for ASTM E8 (Tension Testing of Metallic Materials). These test specimens may be made from a wide range of metal alloys, including aluminum, steel, stainless steel, and cast metals. ASTM E8 describes multiple types and shapes of specimen, including flat, round, and other custom specimens.


The most common ASTM E8 tensile specimens are a flat bar with a reduced diameter in the center. These tensile specimens are sometimes referred to as dogbone specimens. They come in two sizes, standard (or full-size) and subsize. 


Please contact Metaspec if you're interested in one of the other ASTM E8 tensile test specimen forms.


ASTM E8 specimens are also used in testing by ASTM G129 and ASTM G49.

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