Mechanical Properties Testing
Metals & Polymers
The mechanical properties of a metal or polymer determine the range of usefulness and the service that can be expected from the material. Mechanical properties testing provides information on strength, ductility impact resistance, hardness and fracture toughness. Testing for mechanical properties is performed under various conditions such as:
- Elevated Temperature
Laboratory Testing has the ability to handle a wide-range of mechanical properties testing for metals including, proof load, stress rupture, creep test, yield strength, bend, flaring, flattening, charpy impact test, hydrogen embrittlement, magnetic permeability, fracture toughness, fatigue crack growth and others. Tensile and hardness testing are also available for polymeric materials.
You can count on Lab Testing to provide reliable results and information about your metals. LTI’s mechanical properties testing is PRI Nadcap accredited and performed to military, commercial and customer specifications.
Our extensive testing capabilities include:
- Tensile Testing from 10 lbs. to 600,000 lbs.
- Stress Rupture and Creep Testing to 2000°F
- Charpy V-notch Impact Testing
- Fatigue and Fracture Toughness Testing at temperatures from -250°F to +400°F and force to 55,000 lbs.
Tests for Polymers
The mechanical properties test methods currently available at LTI for polymeric materials, including plastics and rubbers, include:
- Shore Durometer Hardness Testing according to ASTM D2240
- Tensile Testing
Testing Mechanical Properties with LTI Specimens
For convenience and quick turnaround, our machinists can prepare your test specimens for mechanical properties testing using the latest CNC equipment. LTI is on NIST’s (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Qualified Manufacturers List for Charpy V-notch Impact verification specimens.