ASTM A370 Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

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ASTM A370 Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

ASTM A370 Tensile tests provide information on the strength and ductility of materials under uniaxial tensile stresses. From fragile wires to structural steel, from lead and copper to aluminum, steel and titanium alloys, metal alloy manufacturers face the challenge of testing their products and materials to meet advertised quality specifications and comply with required industry standards. We solve those challenges for you with a wide variety of uniaxial tensile testing solutions at the most cost effective prices in the industry.

Metal manufacturing requires the confidence that your incoming raw materials and your outgoing product have the proper strength and ductility needed to manufacture products that meet your advertised competitive specifications. You need accurate, repeatable data you can rely on for Ultimate Tensile Strength (UTS), Percent Elongation, Offset Yield Strength and Modulus of Elasticity (Young’s Modulus). A robust, reliable, low maintenance test system that consistently delivers the stress-strain tensile properties you need will go a long way in providing comfort and efficiency in your manufacturing processes. Your business counts on cost-effective solutions to simplify and standardized results. TestResources delivers affordable systems, software, control electronics, grips and fixtures.


Common Industries
Common Material Types
Common Samples
  • Contract Testing Services
  • Department of Transportation
  • Government/Defense
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Medical
  • And more!
  • Metals
  • Titanium
  • Titanium Alloy
  • Metallic Foil
  • Nickel
  • Nickel Alloys
  • Steel
  • Alloy Steels
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum Alloys
  • Stainless Steel
  • And more!
  • Rectagular
  • Tubing
  • Round
  • Sheet
  • Plate
  • Castings
  • Pipe
  • Wire
  • Rod
  • Bar
  • Extrusions
  • And more!

TestResources has the test equipment that you need in order to perform ASTM A370 effectively. Our expert engineers will help you find the right equipment for you test and budget. We offer universal test machines, grips, fixtures and other accessories that are designed in strict accordance with ASTM A370. Contact us to find the solution that is right for you.

ASTM A370 Test Procedure

Step 1: Measure and document the specimen dimensions to determine the smallest point’s cross-sectional area. The original cross-sectional area is used for stress calculations.

Step 2: If not using an extensometer, place gage marks on the test samples at the appropriate gage length. The distance between the gage marks after the specimen is broken is used to determine the percent elongation at the breaking point. The gage lengths need to be the same.

Step 3: Zero the test machine.

Step 4: Install the specimen into the grips. If using an extensometer, install the extensometer on the sample and begin loading the specimen. Step 5: Run the test until the sample either fails or fractures.

Step 6: Remove the broken sample. If using an extensometer the software will automatically calculate the elongation, yield and modulus data. If not using an extensometer, fit the fractured ends together and measure the distance between the gage marks to the nearest 0.05 mm (0.002 in).

Give our test engineers a call today for help configuring the best test machine and accessories according to ASTM A370.