Tensile Testing Lab
The tension or tensile test is which related to the mechanical testing of steel products subjects a machined or full-section specimen of a material under examination to a measured load sufficient to cause rupture, and is defined by ASTM E8 - Standard Test Method for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials.
This test method covers the tensile testing of metallic materials to determine material characteristics such as: ultimate tensile strength, yield strength, elongation, and reduction of area. Tension tests provide information on the strength and ductility of materials under uni-axial tensile stresses.
It is the function of the gripping or holding device of the tensile tester to transmit the load from the crossheads of the machine to the specimen under test. The essential requirement is that the load is transmitted axially. This implies that the centers of the action of the grips are in alignment with the axis of the specimen at the beginning, during the test and at that bending or twisting be held to a minimum.
Tensile Testing Services
Quality Testing, Inc. provides tensile testing services using a 120,000 Lb Tinius Olsen machine with up to date computer data acquisition. A separate 5 K and a 1 K load cell can be used for low loads. All tensile test specimens are milled to precise standards in our dedicated machine shop to ensure that our data is reliable and accurate.
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