Customer Focus: Mechanical tests measure the properties of a material under an applied dynamic or static force. Designed to ensure that materials are suitable for their intended applications, mechanical testing includes methods such as tensile strength, compression strength, impact resistance, fracture toughness and fatigue. Results of tensile testing are critical for comparison of materials, quality control, alloy development, certifying the integrity of a product and process limitations. A standard tensile test is used to measure several characteristics of a metal including Young’s modulus (modulus of elasticity), yield strength, tensile strength, and elongation at failure. Additionally, tensile testing can be used to measure formability parameters such as r-, n- and m-values.
Whether your mechanical testing requirements are driven by a PPAP/First Article Inspection, customer part specification, ASTM specification, field failure or manufacturing defect, Secat can help you understand the process and interpret the results!