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Mechanical and destructive testing

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Mechanical and destructive testing

What is mechanical testing?

Mechanical testing is a series of standardized tests used to determine a material’s physical and mechanical properties and suitability for its proposed applications. It is a huge requirement in product design and part manufacturing due to the need to achieve standards set by organizations such as EU and US norms. These tests allow manufacturers to distinguish materials of less quality and choose the right material for their products.

Types of mechanical testing methods

In our laboratory exists a large number of tests, many of which are standardized, to determine the various mechanical properties of materials. In general, such tests set out to obtain geometry-independent properties; i.e. those intrinsic to the bulk material. In practice this is not always feasible, since even in tensile tests, certain properties can be influenced by specimen size and/or geometry. Here is a listing of some of the most common tests.

Our mechanical testing capabilities

  • Abrasion resistance testing
  • Bend testing
  • Brinell hardness testing
  • Rockwell hardness testing
  • Vickers hardness testing
  • Charpy impact testing
  • Compression testing
  • Creep testing
  • Elongation testing
  • Fatigue testing
  • Fracture toughness testing
  • Residual stress management
  • Weld mechanical testing

The i.t.s advantage

The main advantage of materials testing by i.t.s is that it gives you an understanding of how your product will behave whilst in use. You will understand the strength or pressure that your sample can endure, therefore knowing its exact point of failure