Mechanical Testing

Service Overview

Mechanical testing is a critical part of material characterization, product design, development, and manufacture. Through the application of a static or cyclic load to a test specimen, we are able to gain an understanding of how the material or device will perform during real-world use.

We have several in-house testing systems to perform a wide range of materials and device testing including both static and fatigue testing under tensile, compressive, torsional, or bending stresses. An overview of our equipment is provided below.

Additional Information

Equipment Specifications

Test Frame Parameter Specification
Instron Electropuls E10000 Linear Dynamic Capacity ±10kN (2250lb)
Linear Static Capacity ±7.1kN (1600lb)
Torsion Capacity ±100Nm (880in-lb)
Linear Stroke 60mm (2.36in)
Rotation ±135°
Instron 3382A Linear Static Capacity ±100kN (22,500lb)
Linear Stroke 57.5 cm (22.6 in)
Thelkin SDL-L Linear Dynamic Capacity ±5kN (1125lb)
Linear Static Capacity ±2.5kN (565lb)
Linear Stroke 50mm (1.97in)
ADMET eXpert 9300 Bending Stress Capacity 50Nm (500 inlb)
Rotational Speed 60-6,000 rpm
Shank Size 9.5 mm (3/8 in)

Standards We Test

ASTM E9

Standard Test Methods of Compression Testing of Metallic Materials at Room Temperature

ASTM E290

Standard Test Methods for Bend Testing of Material for Ductility

ASTM E466

Standard Practice for Conducting Force Controlled Constant Amplitude Axial Fatigue Tests of Metallic Materials

ASTM E606

Standard Test Method for Strain-Controlled Fatigue Testing

ASTM D638

Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

ASTM D695

Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics

ASTM D3039

Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

ISO 1143

Metallic Materials – Rotating Bar Bending Fatigue Testing

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