Tensile Testing Aluminum and Magnesium Metal Alloys

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Tensile Testing Aluminum and Magnesium Metal Alloys

Tensile or tension tests are simple, relatively inexpensive, standardized and commonly used to measure strength, yield strength and elongation. Results of tensile testing are essential for comparison of materials, quality control, alloy development, certifying the integrity of a product and reduction in area of non-ferrous materials. A tensile test machine with tensile grips and an extensometer can be used to measure several characteristics of a metal including Young's modulus (modulus of elasticity), yield strength and strain hardening. When testing aluminum and alloys, many follow prewritten ASTM and ISO standards. ASTM E8, ISO 6892-1, and EN 10000-2 are all-encompassing metal tensile testing standards. They cover most alloys and forms of metals. ASTM B557 is the standard test method for tensile testing non-ferrous metals. TestResources universal material testing machines are effectively used for determining the strength and ductility of materials under uniaxial tensile stresses. TestResources test machines meet the requirements specified in ASTM E8, ASTM B557, ISO 6892-1, and EN 10002-1. For questions or help testing in accordance to ASTM and ISO standards, give one of our applications engineers a call today.