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ISO Multipurpose Test Specimen

ISO 3167

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ISO 3167 defines a single test specimen that can provide samples for a wide variety of testing. This is a significant difference from ASTM, where multi-cavity molds are often used to provide the variety of test samples for basic physical testing.

Specimen size:
The multipurpose test specimen has the basic shape of a tensile dog bone, 150 mm long, with the center section 10 mm wide by 4 mm thick by 80 mm long.

A partial list of recommended applications per ISO 3167 :
Flexural Test - ISO 178
Charpy Impact - ISO 179
Izod Impact - ISO 180
Tensile Test - ISO 527-2
Tensile Impact - ISO 8256

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**Please note that this test description is intentionally generic in nature and aimed at providing a descriptive summary to enhance test understanding. For more information please contact a Intertek PTL Technical Representative at . Due to copyright restrictions, we are not able to provide copies of standards. Standards can be obtained from appropriate standards authorities.

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