TENSILE TESTING SERVICES

TENSILE TESTING SERVICES

Tensile testing is one of the most common and straightforward mechanical tests in the industry. It tracks the force required to compress or elongate a specimen to a breaking point, from which a variety of material properties can be derived, including: failure points in a material, adhesion / bond strength, crimp-joint pull-off force, peel, total material durability, and resistance to applied tension, compression, and shear.

APPLICATION AREAS FOR OUR TENSILE TESTING SERVICES:

Tensile strength analyses are most broadly applied in quality analysis for the safety and integrity of materials across industries such as aerospace and automotive engineering, pharmaceuticals, plastics and rubbers development, construction, electronics and textiles.

Metallic, organic, and inorganic polymers can all be easily analyzed to validate manufacturing consistency and batch quality, or to ensure adherence to testing standards set by governing agencies.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Strain
  • Stress
  • Young’s Modulus
  • Bulk Modulus
  • The energy of break and applied Load/Stress at break

USES & LIMITATIONS:

  • What it is great for:
    • Rapid and straightforward data collection
    • Minimal sample prep is required; accommodates a wide range of sample sizes.
  • Limitations:
    • Metric assumes homogeneous sample thickness and uniform tensile orientation
    • Mounting consistency is a must for good data; multiple trials preferred

INSTRUMENTS WE USE FOR tensile testing

Instron 4400 Series

A time-tested powerhouse in tensile testing, the Instron 4400 is equipped with a versatile and modular load cell system accommodating up to 500N of applied force. Intuitive multi-clamp grips secure the sample reliably in place, and an optical extensometer tracks displacement with high accuracy and precision. Experimental parameters can be customized to compress or stretch the sample from 0.05 to 1000 mm/min, with load and strain measurement accuracy to 0.5% of reading.