Bend test machines are typically universal testing machines specifically configured to evaluate material ductility, bend strength, fracture strength, and resistance to fracture. Bend tests tend to be associated with ductile metals and metal products. Bend test equipment and test procedures are similar to flexure test equipment. Flexure tests are commonly associated with brittle materials including plastics, polymers, composites, glass and ceramics. "Bend test" and "flexure test" terms are used interchangeably in the testing industry. A bend tester is configured to your requirements by our application engineers with a three or four point bend test fixture, the correct controller, and a deflectometer if you would like to measure sample deflection directly and accurately.

Get started configuring your bend test machine by choosing a universal test machines by series based on the maximum force required for your test application:

Bend Test Fixtures

Complete your bend test system with our extensive range of accessories. With hundreds of options to choose from, you can easily find the perfect grips, cutting dies, environmental chambers, and extensometers to complement your bend tester. We have everything you need to ensure a seamless and comprehensive testing experience.

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Base is included with anvils, one upper loading anvil, two lower supporting anvils...
Two bases are included with three upper loading anvils, two lower supporting anvil...
3 point bend fixture with interchangable rollers with centering anvils
Base is included with articulating anvils, one upper loading anvil, two lower supp...
Base is included with one upper loading anvil, two lower supporting anvils, and tw...
3 point bend fixture with interchangable rollers 4-10 mm with articulating rollers...
3 point bend fixture with interchangable rollers with centralized adjustment. 300 ...
Long beam bend fixture for civil engineering structural tests.
Base is included with articulating anvils, one upper loading anvil, two lower supp...
Four point bend fixture with interchangable rollers.

Bend Test Applications

Bend tests are an effective way to determine the durability of wood, concrete, plastics and other raw materials. With this knowledge, you can confidently identify the strongest and most reliable options for your product.

Check out some common bend testing applications by material:

ASTM C648 break strength test of ceramic tile method provides means for establishi...
ASTM C158 is a common guideline for bend testing on glass and glass-ceramics. When...
EN ISO 1288 specifies the determination of the bending strength of monolithic glas...
ASTM B406 is used as a means of determining the quality of cemented carbide grade ...
These test methods provide a means for determining the modulus of rupture and the ...
ISO 28704 specifies a test method for determining the cyclic four-point bending fa...
ASTM D6415 covers the curved beam strength of fiber-reinforced polymer-matrix comp...
ASTM A82 is used to test welded wire that is used in the reinforcement of concrete...
ISO 15835-2 specifies test methods applicable to couplers for mechanical splices o...
Specifies test methods applicable to steel reinforcing bars, wire rod and wire use...
ASTM A370 Tensile tests provide information on the strength and ductility of mater...
Steel welded wire reinforcements are used in the concrete construction industry to...
ASTM A82 is used to test welded wire that is used in the reinforcement of concrete...
The concrete construction industry relies on quality steel wire and welded wire re...
ASTM E290 covers bend testing for ductility of materials. Included in the procedur...
ASTM B312 covers the standard test method for green strength of specimens compacte...
ASTM E190 covers a guided bend test for the determination of soundness and ductili...
ASTM A720 is a specialized bend test for nonoriented electrical steel not covered ...
ISO 15835-2 specifies test methods applicable to couplers for mechanical splices o...
Calcium phosphate and metallic coatings are used worldwide in numerous application...
ASTM F2082 Standard Test Method for Determination of Transformation Temperature of...
ASTM A732 mechanical tests of cast low alloy steel specification covers carbon and...
This standard test method includes a wide range of mechanical test methods that ar...
ASTM A496 tension strength test and bending strength test on steel wire. Steel wir...
Specifies the method for determining the ability of sheet and strip to undergo pla...
ISO 7438 specifies a method for determining the ability of metallic materials to u...
ASTM E855 offers several test methods for determining the modulus of elasticity in...
This standard covers the gas and arc welding of butt, fillet, and socket welds in ...
Specifies test methods applicable to steel reinforcing bars, wire rod and wire use...
EN ISO 8491 Metallic Tube Bend Test Method Give our test engineers a call today fo...
ASTM C1025 covers determination of the modulus of rupture in bending of specimens ...
ISO 2493-1 specifies procedures, based on the two-point loading principle, for det...
ISO 178 standard defines the test method for flexural strength of plastics. Flexu...
BS 6319-3 tests rectangular prisms under four point loading. Keywords: Plastics; P...
ASTM D143 contains the standard test methods for testing small clear timber specim...
The purpose of this test is to empirically determine the modulus of rupture or ben...
BS 373 provides standard test methods for testing the various properties of clear ...