ASTM B565 covers shear testing of aluminum and aluminum alloy rivets and cold heading wire and rods. ASTM B565 is not intended for shear testing of any products aside from aluminum rivets, and cold-heading wire and rod. To determine the shear strength, the test specimen is subjected to a double-shear load that is applied by a tension machine. To shear the test specimen a shear testing device is used that holds the test specimen perpendicularly to the load. The shear testing device must meet the strength and hardness requirements set by ASTM B565.

By means of our testing expertise and modular product design, we will help find the solution that is right for you. Give our test engineers a call today for help configuring the best test machine and accessories according to your standard.

Recommended Test Machine

Recommended Testing Accessories