Mechanical testing encompasses a range of tests that measure the properties of a material by observing how it reacts to a force being applied to it. Mechanical testing is crucial to ensure a component complies with specification requirements and is safe, of compliant quality and fit for purpose.
The Test House is able to test a wide range of material types, shapes and sizes, either using our existing equipment or through the manufacture of a bespoke jig. Our custom-build serviceenables us to offer highly specialised testing that exactly matches the requirements of our clients.
Case study: dynamic and static tests of safety devices
Supported by a well-equipped, dedicated machine shop for manufacture of test specimens and fixtures, mechanical testing services offered include:
Tensile – we provide proof load testing in tension, compression and shear . Tensile and compression testing uses test machines of 100kN and 600kN capacity.
Impact – these tests measure the toughness and impact resistance of a material. We offer Charpy testing to BS EN ISO 148-1 and ASTM E23.
Bend – this type of test measures ductility. We are able to perform three-point flexural tests on components.
Hardness – this type of test measures a material’s resistance to a compressive force. We provide Vickers (low-load at 0.2, 0.5 and 1kg; standard at 5, 10 and 30kg); Rockwell HRB and HRC; and Brinell 1/30 HB tests.