Mechanical testing provides an exact determination of the mechanical properties of materials
including metals or plastics. Static and/or dynamic loading in our computer-controlled tensile
tester allows for varied test conditions which can be precisely repeated time and time again
for evaluation of both standard specimens and actual assemblies. Tensile and Yield Strength
determinations are important mechanical tests, as well as Elongation and Reduction of Area.
Hardness evaluations are a required test for many aerospace, automotive, and military
applications. Impact testing is useful for predicting toughness of materials at a specific temperature.
A full-service, highly equipped machine shop at our facility provides sample preparation in order for
the various departments to perform their tests. It is extremely important that all samples are made
according to ASTM procedures. Some mechanical testing requires fixtures that are made to properly
secure the sample for testing. This is done in-house under the supervision of our technicians. Our
machine shop plays an important role in providing exeptional service to our customers.