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Materials and Component Testing for Metals

What Is Metal Testing?

Metal testing is used to determine the properties and quality of metallic materials. It is commonly performed in industries such as construction, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, automotive, and electronics to ensure compliance with industry standards and product quality standards.

What are Common Metal Test Types?

Tensile testing is the most common mechanical test performed on metals. The metal tensile specimen is grabbed by a tensile grip mounted in a universal test machine and then pulled at a controlled speed until it breaks. Using a Newton test controller, the test results are analyzed and ultimate tensile strength (UTS) is reported including yield strength and elongation. The yield point is where the metal starts to perform permanently. Sample elongation measures the percentage in length before the break point. It indicates ductility.

Compression tests are similar to the tensile test procedurally but the sample is compressed instead of being pulled. Compression test fixtures are substituted for the tensile grips. And a precision Deflectometer is substituted for the extensometer to measure sample deflection, or strain. Instead of reporting tensile strength, the test report would present compressive strain values which is the maximum stress value before failure. Stress-strain characterization curves are also common.

Bend tests of metals are very common, especially when testing weld quality. There are many industry standards that are followed in metals bend tests. A metal specimen is bent over a mandrel until it breaks or reaches a specific angle. These tests confirm material quality and report sample ductility and bendability. They are critical for sheet metal and pipe applications. A guided bend test can be run with a special guided bend fixture mounted in a universal test machine. Our test fixtures are adaptable for any type of test machine.

Fracture toughness tests characterize a material's resistance to crack propagation and ultimate failure. They focus on how well the material resists growth of existing cracks under applied stress. Different parameters measure fracture toughness, depending on the test method and data analysis.

Dynamic and fatigue tests performed with stress control involve applying a constant cyclic load with constant maximum and minimum stress levels. The data is used to generate S-N curves and to understand a materials fatigue limit.

Torsion tests help evaluate a metal's response to twisting forces. Common measurements include shear strength and ductility. This information is useful in applications that include shafts and axles, fasteners and tools, metal wires and cables and components that undergo multiaxial stresses.

Mechanical tests determine or confirm that a metal is suitable for an application and often combined to fully characterize stress strain and fracture properties.

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Completing your material test system is easy. Simply start by choosing a test machine, choose your accessories, and select your controller software. We are your one-stop shop for all your application testing needs.

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Metals Testing Machines

Test machines specifically configured for testing metals

Newton Test Controller

From simplified test setups to an intuitive controller software interface and pre-configured methods for industry standards - this innovative technology ensures that your test application are conducted seamlessly and with precision.

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Newton Software

High-performance and easy-to-use controller with logical workflow design

With an intuitive interface, Newton makes it easy for users to navigate through various options and settings, ultimately enhancing the overall user experience. By streamlining complex procedures into user-friendly steps, this software serves both experienced test engineers and beginners alike to conduct tests with confidence and accuracy.

Due to the massive selection of products that we offer, it can be difficult to narrow down what you need. Let us help you select and configure based on your testing application.

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Metals Testing Accessories

General Purpose

Choose from a long list of standard metal testing products as well as engineered solutions. All of our metals tests fixtures can be adapted to any brand of test machine.

Specialized Metal & Metal Products Testing Accessories

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Metal Test Fixtures by Test

Metal Testing Fixtures by Material Form

Metals Testing Fixtures by Material Type

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Metal Testing Standards

There are numerous metal testing standards available. Some of the most common metal test standards include:

Tensile

  • ASTM E8 Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
  • ISO 6892-1 Tensile Testing of Metallic Materials

Compression

  • ASTM E9 Compression Testing of Metals
  • ISO 6784 Compression Testing at Elevated Temperatures

Bend

  • ASTM E290 Bend Testing of Material for Ductility
  • ISO 7438 Bend Tests Metallic Materials - properties such as flexural strength, stiffness, and ductility

Fracture

  • ASTM E399 Fracture Toughness KIC (Stress Intensity Factor)
  • ASTM E1820 Fracture Toughness JIC (J-integral)

Metals Testing Standards by Standards Organization:

There are numerous metal testing standards available. If you have a specific standard that you will be using, please refer to this table to find and learn more about the products we recommend for that particular standard.