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Mechanical Testing

We offer a broad range of mechanical testing capabilities to determine or verify the physical properties of any material.

We perform mechanical tests under test conditions ranging from highly elevated to sub-ambient temperatures.

Examples of tests we routinely perform on metals, plastics, composites, ceramics, tapes, and coatings include:

  • Bend testing
  • Bond strength
  • Charpy impact
  • Compression
  • Creep
  • Deformation
  • Elongation
  • Flexural strength
  • Gardner impact
  • Hardness (Brinell, Knoop, Rockwell, Shore, Vickers)
  • Refractory testing
  • Shear strength
  • Stress rupture
  • Stress relaxation
  • Tensile strength
  • Thermal expansion
  • Peel testing.

We offer superior specimen machining and preparation services.

We also offer non-contact 3DStrain load monitoring services.  This optical, full-field surface strain measurement service, provides a fundamental understanding of how objects behave under applied loads.  We deliver movement tracking at the pixel level via color-coded strain videos on most materials, for a range of sizes and complex geometries.

To see a list of typical test methods utilized, click here.

We also provide custom fixturing and test design, to create non-standard tests that more closely represent the loads a material or component would experience in service.

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    Solving Problems by Materials Analysis with an Electron Microprobe
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