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ASTM D953-18

Standard Test Method for Pin-Bearing Strength of Plastics

1.1 This test method covers the determination of the pin-bearing strength of rigid plastics in either sheet form, molded form, or in reinforced thermoset form. Procedures A and B are applicable for thermoplastic materials in tension loading and compression loading respectively. Procedure C is applicable for thermoset reinforced plastics. See the significance and use section (Section 5) for cautions in using this test standard.

1.2 Test data obtained by this test method is relevant and appropriate for use in quality control and engineering design.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Note 1: This standard and ISO 12815 address the same subject matter, but differ in technical content.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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