Gleeble Thermal-Mechanical Physical Simulation

We now offer Gleeble thermal-mechanical physical simulation, the first ISO 17025 commercial laboratory in North America to do so.

Gleeble testing allows physical simulation at the laboratory-scale, allowing a cost-effective and timely way of characterizing materials, studying their metallurgical properties, optimizing current materials and developing new products and applications.

Samples of materials are heated and mechanically worked while various performance parameters of interest are measured and recorded for analysis. After the simulation or test is done, the microstructure of the material may be examined.  Thanks to our wide-ranging suite of testing capabilities we are able to offer comprehensive data and analysis to enable you to realize your objectives:

  • Lower Costs - Reduce product development, processing and energy costs
  • Optimize Manufacturing Processes - Develop new procedures and troubleshoot existing processes
  • Optimize Materials - Characterize new materials and applications
  • Increase Production - Reduce scrap and maximize output and efficiency
  • Faster Product Development - Reduce time to market and R&D expense
  • Improved Product Quality - Improve product consistency and quality.

Materials Testing

  • Hot/warm tensile testing on a wide variety of specimen geometries
  • Hot/warm compression testing
    • Uniaxial compression
    • Plane strain compression
    • Strain Induced Crack Opening (SICO)
  • Stress vs. Strain curves
  • Melting and solidification
  • Nil-strength testing
  • Hot ductility testing
  • Thermal cycling/heat treatment
  • Dilatometry/phase transformation
    • During heating or cooling
    • Continuous or non-continuous
    • Isothermal
    • Post deformation
  • Stress relaxation studies
  • Creep/stress rupture
  • Fatigue
    • Thermal fatigue
    • Thermal/mechanical fatigue
  • Weld HAZ Simulation
  • Charpy Specimen Heat Treatment
  • Study of Local Brittle Zones
  • Embrittlement and Crack Susceptibility
  • Post-Weld Heat Treating.

Process Simulation

  • Continuous casting
  • Mushy zone processing
  • Hot rolling
  • Forging
  • Extrusion
  • Weld HAZ cycles
  • Upset butt welding
  • Diffusion bonding
  • Continuous strip annealing
  • Heat treating
  • Quenching
  • Powder metallurgy/sintering
  • Self-Heating Synthesis (SHS)
  • Brazing
  • Liquid metal embrittlement
  • GMAW - Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • GTAW - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • SAW - Submerged Arc Welding
  • ESW - Electoslag Welding
  • Welding of Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Materials
  • Laser Welding
  • Upset Welding.

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