• Tensile/Compression (to 120,000 lbs)
  • Rockwell Hardness (regular and superficial)
  • Brinell Hardness
  • Shear
  • Proof Load
  • Charpy Impact (to 264 ft-lbs)
  • Bend
  • Flattening

Bend Testing

Bend testing displays the test material's ability to elongate and deflect under load without cracking or breaking. A typical welding test, bend testing ensures the heat affected zone, as well as the weld itself did not become brittle during the weld process.

Brinell Hardness

Brinell Hardness testing is an alternative to Rockwell Hardness testing. It is used when the grain size of the constituent elements is too large for accurate Rockwell testing. Typically performed with a 10mm diameter carbide ball and 3000kg test force, Brinell testing is used primarily to test the hardness of iron, steel and aluminum castings or forgings.

Charpy Impact Testing

Charpy impact testing measures the toughness of a material at a given temperature. During the application of a single impact load (high strain rate), the energy absorbed by the test specimen is measured.

Proof Load

A Proof Load test is a tensile test performed to a specific load for a specified period of time. Unlike a standard tensile test, the sample is not stressed to the failure point. The proof load test is used to prove the material will support the specified load with an acceptable amount of deflection and/or elongation.

Rockwell Hardness

Rockwell Hardness testing measures the hardness of the tested material via a differential depth measurement. The Rockwell test determines the hardness of the material by comparing the depth of the indentation created by a large test load, and that created by a preload.

Shear Testing

Shear Testing determines the shear strength of the tested material. Usually performed on fasteners, such as bolts, machine screws and rivets, shear testing applies a lateral shear force to the specimen until failure results.

Tensile Testing

Tensile Testing reveals the tensile properties of the tested material. Usually performed on bar stock and sheet stock after heat treating, tensile testing may be used to test any metallic material.

Tube Flattening Tests

Tube Flattening testing reveals the compression strength of the tested metallic tube. A pass/fail test, tube flattening is used to determine whether or not the tube will rupture upon flattening.

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