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Mechanical and Material Testing

We offer a full range of Mechanical Testing. All tests are carried out in a state of the art UKAS laboratory and all results are supplied with detailed documentation.

  • Micro and Macro Examination

  • Impact Testing Down to -196˚C

  • Tensile Testing.

  • Hardness Testing (Vickers, Rockwell, Brinell).

  • Portable Hardness Testing

  • Fracture Testing

  • Bend Testing

Impact Testing

Why it is needed

Impact testing is a type of destructive test that measures the material’s ability to absorb energy when fractured. The ability to resist impact is one of many factors to determine a products

service life, for example, to check a part made of a certain material or the suitability of a particular material to be used for a specific purpose.


What is involved

There are two methods that are usually employed for impact testing; Charpy or Izod.

Charpy tests are carried out on machines that are able to measure less than 1 foot-pound to 300 foot pounds within a temperature ranging from -320F to over 2000F and usually involves a variety of specimen type configurations such as V, U and Keyhole notch.


Izod testing is usually carried out up to 240 foot-pounds on a standard single notch.

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Tensile Testing

Why it is needed

Tensile testing is a type of destructive test that is used to determine the behaviour of the metal when it is being pulled. Tensile testing can measure yield strength, proof strength and ultimate tensile strength.

What is involved

There are numerous tensile tests that can be performed depending on what properties of your material you want to evaluate. 

Hardness Testing

Why it is needed

Hardness testing assesses the impact of the metal or alloy to permanent indentation, and the depth or size of the indent is measured to determine a hardness value.

What is involved

The three common hardness tests are Brinell, Vickers and Rockwell methods.

Brinell is used where we are testing rough of uneven materials and uses a load of anything from 500 to 3000kg.

The Vickers hardness test uses a pyramid shaped indenter but usually involves lighter loads and softer materials.

Rockwell is one of the most frequently used hardness tests. It's quick and measures where your metal scores on a number of different Rockwell hardness scales depending on the type of material you are testing.

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Bend Testing

Why it is needed

The guided bend test is a type of destructive test which is applied on specially prepared specimens of a weld test on plate or pipe, in order to evaluate the quality and soundness of weld.

What is involved

Specimens are prepared in such a way that the cut surfaces are considered as sides and the remaining two surfaces would be the face and root. Guided bend test can be performed in different ways depending on which surface is to be tested. The three common types of weld guided bend test are Face bends, Root bends, Side bends

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