We routinely perform mechanical testing on materials such as adhesives, ceramics, composites, metals, plastics, printed circuit board materials, rubbers, and thermoplastics.  A wide range of mechanical tests can be performed at temperature extremes from -300 degrees F to 1000 degrees F. A partial list of our testing capabilities includes the following:

Printed Circuit Board Material

  • Adhesion
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Bond Strength
  • Bow & Twist
  • Compression
  • Flexural Fatigue & Ductility
  • Flexural Strength
  • Folding Endurance
  • Lead-free (Pb-free) Testing
  • Low Temperature Flexibility
  • Machineability
  • Modulus of Elasticity
  • Peel Srength
  • Poisson’s Ratio
  • Porosity
  • Shear
  • Stress/Strain Instrumentation & Analysis
  • Tensile Strength & Elongation

Ceramic, Composite, Metal, Plastic, and Rubber

  • Bearing
  • Compression
  • Flexure
  • Fracture Toughness
  • Shear
  • Tension
  • Impact (Izod & Charpy)
  • Poisson’s Ratio
  • Modulus of Elasticity

Hardness Testing

  • Durometer / Shore Hardness (ASTM D2240)
  • Knoop Microhardness (ASTM E384)
  • Rockwell Hardness (ASTM E18)

Adhesive Testing

  • Climbing Drum Peel
  • Double Lap Shear
  • Lap Shear (ASTM D1002)
  • Peel (ASTM D1876, ASTM D3167)
  • Tensile Strength

Damage Tolerance Testing

  • Impact
  • Compression After Impact
  • Double Cantilever Beam (G1c)
  • Edge Delamination (Gc)
  • Open Hole Tension and Compression

Other Testing Capabilities Include

  • Creep
  • Fatigue
  • Shock
  • Torque
  • Vibration (sine and random)

The 110,000 pound capacity of universal testing machines offer the versatility of both static and dynamic loading of large structures or individual coupons, such as in the compression after impact test being conducted. All test parameters are programmable to insure repeatability of test conditions.

The variety of Universal Testing Machines pictured here provides us the capability of testing many materials; from thin copper foils to concrete and high-strength composites. A selection of load cells for these machines allows a range of two pounds full scale to 60,000 pounds full scale.
Also pictured are two impact testing machines for impact strength of materials in IZOD or Charpy.

A test engineer conducts a Tensile test while the computer monitors the values of load, displacement, and strain to produce a stress/strain curve.

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