American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. ASTM creates standard to enhance safety and improve the quality of consumer and industrial products. ASTM E2973 – 15 is the standard for digital reference images for inspection of Aluminum and Magnesium Alloy Die Castings. They are intended to provide a guide, enabling recognition of discontinuities and their differentiation both as to type and severity level through digital radiographic imaging.
The Nine digital reference images, previously only available as film reference radiographs (ASTM E505), are now available in a digitized format in the form of ASTM E2973.
E = miscellaneous subjects. 2973 = assigned sequential number. 15 = year of original adoption (2015) (or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision).
E2973 provides digital radiography reference images that illustrate the types and degrees of discontinuities in aluminum and magnesium alloy die castings. The nine reference images illustrate eight sets of graded discontinuities and one category of ungraded discontinuities.
Two kinds of illustration categories are covered as follows:
The below images clearly illustrate, three discontinuity categories for aluminum die castings in four levels having thicknesses of 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) and 5/8 inch (15.9 mm). Image represents progressively increasing severity.
In Category C shrinkage has been illustrated for 5/8 inch (15.9 mm) thick aluminum castings.
The reference image in category D illustrates the foreign material present in Aluminium and Magnesium die casting.
These digital reference images are not intended to illustrate the types and degrees of discontinuities found in aluminum and magnesium die castings when performing film radiography.
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