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Mechanical Testing Services

Moore Weld Professional Services, Inc’s mechanical testing provides critical insights into the performance, durability, and safety of your materials, components, and products under various loading conditions.

Our tests subject materials to controlled conditions and simulate real-world scenarios, yielding data that can inform your design, manufacturing, and quality control processes. When you need the assurance of trained professionals that your mechanical components and materials are suited to their usage, trust our team for top-tier diligence and rigorous testing.

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Moore Weld Professional Services, Inc’s Mechanical Testing Services

In addition to Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), Moore Weld Professional Services, Inc. offers mechanical testing using a state of the art 300 kN computer-controlled hydraulic universal testing machine. We also offer specimen preparation in our fully equipped machine shop. Our equipment is calibrated annually to ensure you will receive accurate measurements. Other labs calibrate on a 2 or 3-year schedule.

Conveniently located in central Georgia, we can service Atlanta, Macon, Augusta, and the entire Southeast. We work closely with manufacturers and quality control personnel from coast to coast, bringing on-time, cost-effective testing solutions.

The mechanical testing services we provide are:

  • Tensile Testing
  • Compression Testing
  • Flexure Testing
  • Bend Testing

Benefits of Mechanical Testing for Quality and Performance

The benefits of our mechanical testing procedures for clients include:

  • Product quality assurance: Tests can identify potential weaknesses, defects, or failures in your products, allowing you to make necessary improvements.
  • Safety and compliance: Different industries have strict safety regulations and standards that require mechanical testing to verify the integrity and performance of your products.
  • Material characterization: Testing provides detailed information about mechanical properties such as strength, ductility, and fatigue resistance, enabling you to select the most suitable materials for specific applications.
  • Design optimization: By understanding the behavior of materials and components under various loading conditions, you can optimize your designs for improved performance and efficiency.
  • Failure analysis: Mechanical testing can help identify the root cause of product failures or accidents and guide corrective actions.
  • Research and development: Mechanical testing can inform the development of new materials, alloys, and composites, allowing you to explore potential applications and limitations.

What Does a Mechanical Test Report Include?

A mechanical test report provides detailed information about the testing procedures, conditions, and results we obtained from evaluating the mechanical properties and behavior of your materials, components, or products.

This report enables you to make informed decisions and ensure compliance with industry standards and specifications.

Here’s a summary of what you can expect from a report:

  • Scope and objectives: The purpose of the mechanical testing, the specific materials or components being evaluated, and the desired outcome/performance criteria.
  • Test specimen details: Information about the test specimen, including composition and dimensions.
  • Test procedures and standards: Testing methods, equipment, and standards followed during the mechanical testing process.
  • Test conditions: Comprehensive details of test conditions, including loading rates and other relevant parameters.
  • Raw data and calculations: Presentation of the raw data obtained from the mechanical testing, along with any necessary calculations.
  • Results and analysis: A clear and concise summary of the test results, along with an interpretation of the findings.
  • Conclusion and recommendations: This section provides conclusions about the mechanical performance of the tested materials or components, as well as recommendations for improvements.

Tensile Testing

Moore Weld Professional Services, Inc. test lab provides tensile testing on a variety of materials. Metals, Polymers, Plastics, Composites and other materials.

Tension Tests subject material specimens to an axial tension load until failure. Tensile Testing will determine the yield strength, tensile strength, elongation, ductility, and reduction of area of a sample by applying an axial load until ultimate failure.

We have a full range of clamping fixtures. Our Tensile Test Clamping capability is:

  • Round Specimen ¼” – 1-¼” Diameter
  • Flat Specimen 0 – 1-¼” Thickness
  • Maximum Specimen Length 30”

Tensile tests are conducted under strict guidance and methods outlined by ASTM for each type of material tested. For example, Tension Testing of metals, the most common ASTM Standard is E8 (Standard Test Method for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials).

We specialize in AWS and ASME tensile testing and PQR Procedure Qualification Testing.

How Can Tensile Strain Rate Influence Design?

Tensile strain rate refers to the rate at which a material is deformed or stretched during a tensile test. This test evaluates qualities like strength and ductility of materials for manufacturing applications.

Strain rate is typically expressed as the change in strain (deformation) per unit of time, which helps determine the mechanical behavior and failure modes of materials under tensile loading conditions. This information allows you to engineer products to specific loading conditions or environments.

Compression Testing

Compression Testing subject materials to a compressive or crush load. From this we can determine how a material will behave when subjected to these types of loads. Compressive loads are directly opposite of axial tension loads.

Compression testing can determine the materials compressive strength, yield strength, yield point, and elastic limit. Material is placed between two specialized hardened, high strength 6” diameter platens before being subjected to the compressive load.

Compression testing is often used to test materials such as concrete, composites, sandwich-structure composites, plastics, corrugated cardboard, MDF, foam cored, and other materials.

Flexural Testing

Flexural Testing will subject material specimens to a three point span load to determine maximum stress and strain. We can determine the peak fiber stress, flexural modulus, and stress vs. deflection.

Flexural Testing is often performed on sandwich construction, flat panels, sandwich-structures composites to determine Flexural Stiffness, shear modulus, and core shear strength.

Flexural Tests are conducted under strict guidance and methods outlined by ASTM. Some common ASTM Flexural Testing Methods are:

  • ASTM C393
  • ASTM D790
  • ASTM D6272
  • ASTM D7249

Bend Testing

Bend testing is a simple and low-cost test used to evaluate the soundness and ductility of the material. This type of test is often used to evaluate weld procedures or welding personnel. The material is physically bent around a die of known and specified radius and varies based on material thickness and type as well as test standard.

Bend tests are conducted under strict guidance and methods outlined by specific test codes or standards. Typical test standards for this type of testing are AWS – American Welding Society or ASME Section ix Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code or ISO 9606.

Aluminum bend testing typically requires specialized specimen preparation before testing. We accommodate this specialized specimen preparation in our fully equipped machine shop.

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