Metaltest provides durometer hardness testing in the two most common scales; ASTM D2240 type A and type D scales.

Durometer, like many other hardness tests, measures the depth of an indentation in the material created by a given force on a standardized presser foot. ASTM D2240 durometer allows for a measurement of the initial hardness, or the indentation hardness after a given period of time. The basic test requires applying the force in a consistent manner, without shock, and measuring the hardness (depth of the indentation).

The A scale is for softer vulcanized rubber, natural rubber, nitriles, thermoplastics, elastomers, flexible polyacrylics and thermosets, wax, felt and leather.

The D scale is for Hard Rubber, thermoplastic elastomers, hard plastics, and rigid thermoplastics.

Accreditations

NADCAP
Materials Testing

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AC7006
Scope of Approvals

Aerospace Approvals

Metaltest is OEM approved to perform military and commercial aerospace testing for a wide range of prime contractors including:

  • Boeing
  • Bombardier
  • Cessna
  • Goodrich
  • Gulfstream
  • Hawker Beechcraft
  • Sikorsky

Nuclear Approvals

Metaltest is NQA-1 Compliant for nuclear power testing. Our clients include:

  • ABW Technologies
  • Alaskan Copper

Industry Associations

Metaltest holds memberships in the following industry associations:

AFS National & Puget Sound

ASM National & Puget Sound

AWS National & Puget Sound

Metal Treating Institute

ASTM

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