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Material Testing Standards

Material Testing Standards provide a unified reference for test methods, equipment, and industry-specific usage scenarios and specifications for a wide array of materials and test environments. Ranging from medical devices that are implanted within a patient's body, to key mechanical components relied upon by planes and automobiles, these standards provide vital information and instructions on how to attain it for many different industries.

Metallic Material Testing Standards

Metallic Material Testing Standards focus on hardness, tensile, and fatigue testing, approaching the issues from multiple angles to provide a range of information. In addition, metallic material testing standards cover corrosion testing, weld testing, and other areas of interest. Together, standardized testing provides valuable information to determine the reliability of metallic materials and the products and structures using them.

Medical Material Testing Standards

Medical Materials Testing addresses the testing and materials and products that are designed to be compatible with the human body, including dental materials, joint prostheses, and other medical devices that will contact blood or other tissues. Given the vital nature of medical devices, testing procedures for both the devices and their components is critical for their safety and ongoing reliability.

Flammable Material Testing Standards

Fire related Material Testing Standards cover test procedures for a range of industries. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), aerospace, building construction materials, insulation, and others all rely on strict material testing procedures. These material testing standards also detail laboratory testing procedures to measure flammability, burning characteristics, heat transfer, lower flammability limit (LFL), lower explosive limit (LEL), and other vital characteristics.

Radiation Hardness Material Testing Standards

Radiation-Hardness Standards provide guides and standard practices for testing the effects of radiation on electronics, their components, and their systems. In addition to electronics, some of these methods can be applied to other materials. These standards address both the source of the radiation and the detector, as well as the test environment and applicability of the results.

Material Test Methods

Material Testing Standards are diverse in their focus, serving as integral parts of many industries and providing the standard test methods for materials of every sort. Polymers, paints, rubber, ceramics, glass, and other materials are covered here, as well as industry specific tests such as those for the nuclear, shipping, or the aerospace industries.

Due to the sheer breadth of the standards offered by ANSI and the variety within, the standards below are just a sample. To see more standards relevant to your industry, use the search function above to find those that you need.

Concrete Testing

Concrete Testing Standards cover a wide variety of topics from strength requirements, sampling procedure, and material requirements. Concrete is one of the most widely-used building materials and has a variety of applications that are covered by testing standards.


As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.