Metals tests

If you manufacture, use or test metals, you’ll appreciate the importance of ensuring that your materials meet the current industry standards. BSI publishes important standards for Brinell, Rockwell and Vickers metal tests.

For each test, all parts of the standard should be used. The standards provide guidance on:

  • test method
  • verification and calibration of testing machines
  • calibration of reference blocks
  • tables of hardness values.

Browse all testing of metals standards and publications

Key standards:

BS EN ISO 6506-1:2014
Metallic materials. Brinell hardness test. Test method

BS EN ISO 6507-1:2018
Metallic materials. Vickers hardness test. Test method

BS EN ISO 6507-2:2018
Metallic materials. Vickers hardness test Verification and calibration of testing machines

BS EN ISO 6508-1:2016
Metallic materials. Rockwell hardness test Test method (scales A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, N, T)

BS EN ISO 6506-2:2014
Metallic materials. Brinell hardness test Verification and calibration of testing machines

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