Don’t Just Say It’s Strong: Let Us Prove It
Mechanical Testing evaluates material under conditions such as tension, compression and temperature. Laboratory Testing Inc. is equipped to provide the full range of mechanical testing services with quick, reliable results and certified reports.
LTI’s mechanical testing lab near Philadelphia, PA (USA) routinely evaluates mechanical properties, including strength, hardness, ductility, impact resistance, fracture toughness, elongation and stress. We also have furnaces to perform capability heat treating and testing to confirm upgrade to specification or your requirements.
Trust Our Service & Qualifications
Our combination of technical expertise, competitive pricing and fast turnaround provides an ideal solution for your testing needs. Qualifications will also meet your requirements, including:
- Nadcap and A2LA accreditation
- Testing completed according to ASTM, EN, ISO, MIL, NASM methods and specifications
- PED approval based on ISO 17025 certification
- Mechanical and materials engineers to help with unique needs and questions
- Specimen preparation for all mechanical tests
Mechanical Test Capacities & Ranges
- Tensile Testing of specimens and fasteners in all sizes on machines with load capacities from 8 ozs. to 600,000 lbs. A 10,000 lb. capacity tensile machine provides plastics testing.
- Elevated Temperature Tensile Testing using a furnace carousel to process up to three samples at once. Samples can be heated to 1800°F.
- Stress Rupture and Creep Testing comply with ASTM standards and can be performed at temperatures up to 2000°F.
- Fracture Mechanics equipment can generate up to 100,000 lbf. and controls the test temperature between -150°F and +2000°F.
- Rockwell, Brinell & Superficial Hardness Testing is available for metals, while a Shore Durometer test is performed on plastics.
- Impact Testing is performed from -452°F to +500°F.
- Welder & Procedure Qualification (per MIL & API specifications, ASME & AWS codes, ASTM & EN standards and the Pressure Equipment Directive)
Test Specimens for Mechanical Testing
For convenience and quick turnaround, LTI’s full-service Machine Shop is fully staffed on two work shifts to prepare specimens from metals and many plastics for all types of mechanical testing. Test specimens are machined according to ASTM standards A370, E8, E23 and customer specifications. LTI is also on NIST’s (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Qualified Manufacturers List for Charpy V-notch Impact verification specimens.
Extensive List of Mechanical Testing Services
Test results provide information about the suitability of a material for its intended application and help companies design and manufacture reliable products that will perform as expected. While all of the following tests are offered for metals, tensile and hardness testing are also available for polymers: