Mechanical testing can be used to analyze the behaviors, strengths and weaknesses of a material or component. Mechanical testing (a form of destructive testing) can reveal elasticity and inelasticity of a material or component through the application of force.
A mechanical test can assist in identifying if a material or component is acceptable for its intended purpose through tensile strength, stress, elongations, hardness, fracture analysis, impact resistance and fatigue limitations. Mechanical testing in an integral part of many design and manufacturing processes.
In addition, this testing process can play an important role in cost effective design, safety and technological evolution of a part or product. Within our lab, we can test many materials that include carbon steel, aluminum, stainless steel, copper, ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic materials, plastics and composite materials.
Our fully equipped A2LA certified mechanical testing lab has many capabilities including:
- Bend Testing – Pipe and Tube
- Bend Testing – Plate, Sheet & Bar
- Charpy Impact Testing – Standard & Sub-Size
- Custom Fixtures and Testing
- Load Testing
- Machining Services
- Rebar Testing up to #10
- Tensile Testing Flat up to 0.75” Thick
- Tensile Testing Round up to 0.5″ Dia.
Please contact us to request our Lab Services List for a full list of capabilities and services.
Common Testing Standards and Codes
Our Mechanical Lab can test to many different Industry Standards and codes including:
- ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials
- E3 – Standard Guide for Preparation of Specimens
- E8 – Standard Test Method for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
- E23 – Standard Test Methods for Notched Bar Impact Testing of Metallic Materials
- E112 – Standard Methods for Determining Average Grain Size
- E190 – Standard Method for Guided Bend Test for Ductility
- E290 – Standard Test Methods for Bend Testing of Material for Ductility
- A370 – Standard Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
- ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- BPVC Section VIII – Recommended Guidelines for the Care of Power Boilers
- API – American Petroleum Institute
- 1104 – Welding of Pipelines and Related Facilities
- AWS – American Welding Society
- D1.1 – Structural Welding (steel)
- D1.2 – Structural Welding (aluminum)
- D1.5 – Bridge Welding
- D1.6 – Structural Welding (stainless steel)