Tensile Testing on a Metal

A three step process Tensile testing, also known as tension testing, is one of the most common and essential tests that can be performed on a metal. Tensile testing is a way to measure a materials’ reaction to pulling forces. The results will determine the metals’ strength and elongation abilities. When deciding how to tensile test a metal, you can follow a simple three step process: Step one Begin by determining the type of metal you plan to tensile test. The following types of metals are common choices: alloy, aluminum, metal ceramic, elevated temperature metals, fiber reinforced metal matrix, honeycomb core flatwise metal, medical devices, metal bonded to substrates, metal ceramics composite, metal honeycomb composite, metal matrix composites, organic polymer metal, particulate, plastic bond, powder metallurgy, shear lap, sintered, structured sheet, or metallic coated materials. The type of material indicates strength which helps us establish the right size of test machine. What is the form of your metal product? Metal products come in a variety of forms including bars, billet, bolt, bonded metal sandwich coupons, chain, connectors, coupon, dog bone, film, flat, foil, laminate, foam, miniature, rod, screw, sheet metal, sheets, thin film, tube, weld, and wire. The form of your test samples establishes test fixture requirements. Step two After determining the type and form of metal that you plan to test, the next step is to define the best test type or method for tensile testing your material and product. This choice may vary depending on what type of metal you are testing and what sort of results you are looking to receive. Tensile tests can include uniaxial, tensile shear, strain hardening, shear strength, planar biaxial, microtensile, high temperature, high strain rate, high speed metals tensile testing, guided bend, fatigue, elevated temperature, compressive and tensile, c ring, bend strength, and tensile adhesion. Step three The next step is to determine the information or test data that you want on your test report. This is important information for both you and a testing engineer to select test software. You may need a wide variety of data including yield proof stress, yield point breaking strength, ultimate, toughness, strain rate, static, reduction of area, r n metal, properties, proof strain, notched, n value, metallurgy, metallurgical, mechanics, mechanical properties, longitudinal , load, flexural strength, failure, eul, elongation, elastic modulus, dynamic, chart, and break point information. After determining the type of metal, the type of test and the necessary data, you will have enough information to move forward to the process. Armed with these essential facts, you will be able to choose the proper testing equipment. Our applications engineers are awaiting your call today to help determine your further testing needs.

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