Mechanical Testing

  • ASTM Tensile Testing and Compression
  • High Cycle and Low Cycle Fatigue Tests
  • 3-point Bend and 4-point Bend
  • Fatigue Crack Growth Rate (ASTM E647)
  • Peel Tests
  • Microhardness, Rockwell and Brinell
  • Impact Testing (5-320ft-lbs)
  • Wear and Friction Tests
  • Fracture Toughness (ASTM E399)

    Mechanical Testing

    Tensile, bend , shear, fatigue and impact testing of metals, plastics and composites is performed per ASTM specification. Specialities include fracture mechanics, fatigue crack growth, and thermal fatigue tests. Facilities for custom-designed tests, wear and corrosion cracking studies in high-temperature gas/liquids are available. Extensive experience and a comprehensive quality program ensure accurate, reproducible results.

     Mechanical testing instrumentation includes the following:

    -  Instron, Model 1333, 110 kips capacity, Servo Hydraulic Test Instruments

    -  Instron Model 1332, 20 kips capacity Servo hydraulic Test Instruments

    -  Instron, 20, 10, and 1 kips capacity, Screwdriven System (5 machines) Model 1011

    -  Ametaco, 250 kips capacity Servo hydraulic Test Instruments

    -  MTS pc with Test Works 2.0 Software for ASTM tensile testing, compression, 3-point bend, 4-point bend, peel tests, high cycle and low cycle fatigue tests, fracture mechanics tests, and fatigue crack growth rate tests.

    -  Fatigue Dynamics Rotating Beam Machine for custom corrosion testing at elevated temperatures.

    -  Fatigue Dynamics VSS-40H Bending Machine.

    -  Satec Impact test(5-320ft-lbs)

    -  Instrument Impact test

    -  Shimadzu HMV-2000 Microhardness Measurement Unit with Vickers, Knoop, and Triangular Pyramid   Indentors.

    -  Wilson Digital Rockwell and Superficial Hardness Tester

    -  Brinell Hardness Tester

    -  Wear and Friction Tests (Coring Machine)

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