ASTM F606 is a testing standard used for measuring the quality of threaded fasteners, washers, direct tension indicators, and rivets for the construction industry. Manufacturers and commercial and government laboratories must ensure that their fasteners are in perfect condition for use in the construction of buildings, pipelines, bridges and processing plants. If failure were to occur, toxic or flammable fluids or gases could easily result in fires, explosions or structural failures.


ASTM F606 covers the mechanical properties of externally and internally threaded fasteners, washers, direct tension indicators, and rivets. Mechanical property tests include checking for embrittlement of metallic-coated externally threaded fasteners and determining decarburization and carburization.

Typically, property requirements and their applicable tests are specified in individual product standards, which are also complemented by ASTM F606. In the instances where testing requirements are unique or vary from ASTM F606, the product standard will specify the controlling testing requirements.

An electromechanical universal testing machine can be used to measure mechanical properties for ASTM F606. You may also consider purchasing an extensometer for testing purposes. By means of our testing expertise and modular product design, we will help find the testing solution that is right for you. Give one of our application engineers a call today for help with creating the best budget and testing plan according to ASTM F606.

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