Mechanical Testing Services
In addition to NDE and NDT, Non Destructive Examination and Non Destructive Testing, 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 have the capability to 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 affective testing solutions.
The Mechanical Testing Services we provide are:
- Tensile Testing
- Compression Testing
- Flexure Testing
- Bend 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 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 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.