Shear test machines are universal testing machines specially configured to evaluate shear strength or maximum shear stress. A shear test is performed when shear forces cause one surface of a material to move in one direction and the other surface to move in the opposite direction so that the material is stressed in a sliding motion. Shear tests are unique because the forces applied are parallel to the two contact surfaces. In tension and compression tests the force applied is perpendicular to the contact surface. The most common materials tested in shear are metal, plastic, ceramic, composite substrates, adhesives, layered composites and glued assemblies.

Each shear tester is configured to your requirements by our application engineers with the correct controller, grips, and an extensometer if you would like to accurately measure sample shear strain. Due to our modular machine design, your shear test machine can also be equipped to perform other applications such as tensile, cyclic, compression, flexure, bend, shear, and tear by adding appropriate fixtures.

Selecting a Shear Test Machine

Your first step to choosing the correct shear tester is to determine your specimen geometry, size and strength characteristics. Armed with this information our applications engineer can identify the test machine capacity and correct fixtures needed to shear your sample. The next step is to decide the test data you want which will help confirm the best controller and test software for your test, and if you need an extensometer.

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Shear Test Fixtures

ASTM D1002 is used to determine the shear strength of metal bonding adhesives in s...
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ASTM D1037 is a test which helps determine the properties of wood-base fibers and ...
ASTM D732 is a test used to measure the shear strength of a plastic to determine i...
ASTM D143 contains the standard test methods for testing small clear timber specim...
G146-10 Warner Bratzler Test Fixture was designed to match industry standard requi...
ASTM E143 covers shear modulus testing at room temperature. ASTM E143 is a test me...
ASTM D6392 describes destructive quality control and quality assurance tests used ...
ISO 10123 applies to anaerobic curing liquid adhesives used for locking and sealin...
ISO 14589 specifies the methods of mechanical testing of blind rivets including: s...
Flexural strength testing of Wood is accomplished with three point bend fixtures. ...

Applications

Shear tests are an effective way to determine the durability of metals, rubber, 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 shear testing applications by material:

ASTM D1002 is used to determine the shear strength of metal bonding adhesives in s...
ISO 4587 adhesive lap-shear bond strength is one of the most common tests that is ...
ISO 10123 applies to anaerobic curing liquid adhesives used for locking and sealin...
ASTM D3528 covers the determination of the tensile shear strengths of adhesives fo...
ASTM D4501 describes a procedure and fixture used to determine shear strengths of ...
ASTM C557 adhesive test of wallboard wood framing specification covers the minimum...
This ASTM D3165 shear adhesives test method is intended for determining the compar...
ASTM F2255 determines the means for comparison of the adhesive strengths of tissue...
ASTM D905 covers the determination of the comparative shear strengths of adhesive ...
ISO 13445 specifies a method for the determination of the shear strength of adhesi...
ASTM D3163 determines the single-lap shear adhesive joints of rigid plastic adhere...
ASTM C961 determines the lap shear strength of sealants. It also provides informat...
ASTM D5656 covers the preparation and testing of thick-adherend lap-shear samples ...
ASTM D5751 determines the adhesives to be used in laminate joints in nonstructural...
ASTM D3166 determines the fatigue strength in shear by tension loading of adhesive...
ASTM D2344 is a test method used to find the short-beam shear stress of fiber-rein...
ASTM D5379 covers the shear properties of composite materials reinforced by high-m...
ASTM D3164 standard methodology for evaluating the load bearing capacity of compos...
ASTM C273 determines the shear properties of sandwich construction core materials ...
ASTM D7078 standard describes the testing of a high-modulus fiber-reinforced compo...
ASTM D4501 describes a procedure and fixture used to determine shear strengths of ...
ASTM D4762 is the standard guide for testing fiber reinforced polymer matrix compo...
ASTM D8067 determines the apparent in-plane shear strength and stiffness propertie...
ASTM C393 determines the core shear properties of flat sandwich constructions subj...
The ASTM D5961 standard describes several test procedures to obtain data on the be...
ASTM D7617 is the standard test method for testing the tranverse shear strength of...
ASTM D4255 tests the in-plane shear properties of high-modulus fiber-reinforced co...
ASTM D3518 In-Plane Shear of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials by Tensile Test
The ISO 14130 standard details methods for finding the apparent interlaminar shear...
ASTM D4475 covers the determination of the apparent horizontal shear strength of f...
ASTM C1292 determines the shear strength of continuous fiber-reinforced ceramic co...
ASTM D5448 determines the inplane shear properties of wound polymer matrix composi...
ISO 14129 specifies the procedure for finding the material properties of fibre-rei...
ASTM C394 determines the effect of repeated shear loads on sandwich core materials...
ASTM D7248 determines the uniaxial bearing/bypass interaction response of multi-di...
ISO 20505 specifies a method for the determination of interlaminar shear strength ...
ISO 20506 specifies a method for the determination of in-plane shear strength of c...
ASTM D1002 is used to determine the shear strength of metal bonding adhesives in s...
ISO 4587 adhesive lap-shear bond strength is one of the most common tests that is ...
ASTM E143 covers shear modulus testing at room temperature. ASTM E143 is a test me...
ISO 14589 specifies the methods of mechanical testing of blind rivets including: s...
NASM 1312-13 defines the procedure and apparatus for testing fasteners in double s...
The concrete construction industry relies on quality steel wire and welded wire re...
ASTM F1044 is a standard test method for shear testing calcium phosphate adhesion ...
Calcium phosphate and metallic coatings are used worldwide in numerous application...
ASTM A1044 standard specification measures the tensile strength of steel stud asse...
ASTM B565 covers shear testing of aluminum and aluminum alloy rivets and cold head...
Specifies the test method for metallic pins with nominal diameters from 0,8 mm up ...
NASM 1312-22 Receptacle Push-Out - Panel - Aeronautical Fasteners Give our test en...
ASTM D732 is a test used to measure the shear strength of a plastic to determine i...
ASTM D3164 standard methodology for evaluating the load bearing capacity of compos...
ASTM D3846 is a standard test method for determining the in-plane shear strength o...
ASTM D5868 bonding test for lap shear adhesion plastic is intended to meet the inc...
ASTM D3163 determines the single-lap shear adhesive joints of rigid plastic adhere...
The ISO 14130 standard details methods for finding the apparent interlaminar shear...
ASTM D4475 covers the determination of the apparent horizontal shear strength of f...
ASTM D6392 describes destructive quality control and quality assurance tests used ...
ASTM D5169 measures the shear strength of hook and loop touch fasteners or Velcro,...
ASTM D7056 determines the quality of prefabricated bituminous geomembrane (PBGM) b...
ASTM D1037 is a test which helps determine the properties of wood-base fibers and ...
ASTM D143 contains the standard test methods for testing small clear timber specim...
ASTM C557 adhesive test of wallboard wood framing specification covers the minimum...
ISO 12466-1 specifies methods for determining the bonding quality of plywood, blac...
ASTM D905 covers the determination of the comparative shear strengths of adhesive ...
BS 373 provides standard test methods for testing the various properties of clear ...
ASTM D198 determines the flexure, compression, tension, torsion and shear modulus ...
ASTM D5751 determines the adhesives to be used in laminate joints in nonstructural...
ASTM D2719 determines the shear through-the-thickness properties of structural pan...