While there's no doubt that stress and torsion testing are important for material fabricators we've been surprised to note that some are wondering just how important it is. As with so many other kinds of material testing torsion testing is a key part of ensuring that materials are ready to be used in other products safely and with durability. That makes it well worth it to invest in good quality testing machines. Here are some specifics on the importance of torsion testing from your team at TestResources.

Your first clue as to the importance of torsion tests should be in the range of products that are subject to torsion stress. Know anyone who has needed a catheter or other biomedical tubing? Those undergo a great deal of torsion stress and failing to withstand it can have painful results. Ever sat behind the wheel of a car? It should be no surprise that the steering column also experiences torsional stress and it’s essential that it be able to cope or we wouldn’t be able to travel very far. Even small everyday things like switches and screws experience a lot of torsion on a regular basis. If they fell apart so would our quality of life!

How Do You Test For Torsion?

The goal of a good torsion test is to simulate the real world conditions and stresses that these materials would experience and find out if they’re able to perform as intended. Failures and defects can be caught and manufacturers can quickly determine if they are the result of poor materials or design flaws. It should be clear what makes high-quality torsion testing so important and our line of torsion test machines will ensure that you have the quick and accurate results you need to deliver a quality product.

How is Torsion Calculated?

It's important to get a high quality torsion test machine to calculate torsion. Measurable values include: the modulus of elasticity in shear yield shear strength torsional fatigue life ductility ultimate shear strength and modulus of rupture in shear. These values are similar but not the same as those measured by a tensile test and are important in manufacturing as they may be used to simulate the service conditions check the product's quality and design and ensure that it was manufactured correctly.