Grips & Fixtures
Having the ability to apply load to a test specimen is important—but having the ability to apply that load correctly is just as crucial. Tensile testing will require different fixturing than bend testing; test standards often require specially designed grips; and metal specimens will need to be gripped differently than foam specimens. Grip selection can make or break a test, as an incorrectly gripped specimen will yield invalid results. For a test to work, the test system needs to properly interface with its specimen.
No matter the shape, material, and texture of your test specimen, TestResources can find a way to properly load it. The links below can help bring to light the best grip for a given application, even standards-driven applications.
Grips are a large portion of what we do. Call TestResources today; our experienced engineers will ensure that your specimen is gripped correctly.