A three step process Ceramic is a versatile material, used a wide range of applications most notably in industries that require materials to withstand large compressive forces or intense heat exposure for extended periods of time. Although it may have great compression capabilities, it is typically very brittle and will break under small tensile loads. Tensile testing or tension testing is a way to measure the strength and elasticity of a ceramic. When first considering tensile testing for your material, there is a simple three step process to begin with: Step One The first step is to gather information on the types of materials and samples you plan to test. What type of ceramics are you testing? Some options include ceramic powder, monolithic advanced ceramics, ceramic metals polymers, ceramic metal composite, ceramic matrix composite, ceramic glass, fine ceramics, dental ceramics, or carbon ceramics? One you have established the ceramic type, we can establish the right size of test machine that you will need. While the type of ceramic determines size of your testing machine, the form can determine what sort of fixtures you will need. Ceramic products come in a variety of forms, including ceramic windows, ceramic tube, tile, ceramic sandwich, ceramic rod, ceramic refractories, medical implants, ceramic lined steel pipe, floor, fiber paper, cellular, button head, ceramic blocks, blankets, and ceramic armor. Step two Next you must decide what variation of a standard tensile test you are planning to perform. Tensile tests for ceramics include unaxial, tensile bond, split tensile, tensile shear strength, tensile biaxial. Step three The final 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 strength, tensile stress, tensile strength, stress strain, properties, measuring loading rate, ultimate, or dynamic properties. After determining the type of ceramic, 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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