ASTM F2203 Linear Measurement Compliance Using Precision Steel Rule
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Summary of ASTM F2203 Linear Measurement Compliance
Accurate measurement of dimensions can be critical to meeting specifications and characterizing process performance. The ASTM F2203 standard covers the measurement of linear dimensions of flexible packages and packaging material.
This test method should not be applied to tolerance ranges of less than 3mm when it is preferable that the test error does not exceed 30% of the tolerance range.
Note that this test does not address acceptability criteria. These need to be determined by the user and producer of the product.
ASTM F2203 Measurement Compliance Procedure
Samples are chosen to be an adequate representation of units manufactured. Conditioning depends on the material under evaluation. To perform the test, applicable specifications, drawings, or procedures are first reviewed. Next, the sample is laid to be measured on a flat surface with sufficient color contrast. This will aid in distinguishing the edge of the sample.
After the completion of ASTM F2203, a report is expedited with the following information:
- Lot number and source of material
- Date, time, location, and operator of the test
- Any conditioning of the material
- Any and all deviations from the standard
- Number of specimens tested and their results
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