Macroetch testing is a method for examining and rating transverse sections of bars and billets to describe certain conditions of macro segregation that are often characteristic of consumable electrode remelted materials. ASTM A604 covers testing and inspection and is applicable to bars, billets, and blooms of carbon, alloy, and stainless steel which have been consumable electrode remelted.
KeywordsAlloy Steel - Bars, Rods, and Rebars - Billets and Blooms - Carbon Steel - Electroslag Refining Process - Macroetch Test - Stainless Steel - Vacuum Melting
ICS CODEICS Number Code 77.140.60 (Steel bars and rods)
UNSPSC CODEUNSPSC Code 31132100 (Steel forgings); 30263600 (Carbon steel bars)
ASTM A604 / A604M-07(2017), Standard Practice for Macroetch Testing of Consumable Electrode Remelted Steel Bars and Billets, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org