Industries from construction and manufacturing to aerospace, defense and the electronics industry all depend on mechanical testing to produce materials that perform as intended. A wide range of tests come under the envelope of mechanical and physical testing. These include tests that assess a material’s mechanical properties and those that determine the response of a material to a given action.
For example, physical testing of materials can be performed to determine the rate of failure for nearly any substance. These encompass compression, tension, load, modulus, torsion, abrasion, coefficient of friction, etc.
To illustrate how these tests are commonly put to use, polymers can be tested for tension, elasticity and deformation, and steel can be examined for tension and torsion limits. Concrete cores are routinely examined by compression analysis to determine their maximum load at failure by ASTM C579. Mortar on buildings of historical significance might be tested for compressive strength by such ASTM methods as C270 and C579. Compression testing of cement and mortar can also be combined with Petrographic Examination. This powerful set of tests identifies all of the components, calculates porosity and fractures, quantitates caustic substances such as sulfates and salts, and identifies potential problems such as non-homogeneous mixtures and soft mortar.
Leading providers of physical and mechanical testing are the scientists and engineers at Advanced MicroAnalytical and its parent company, EMSL Analytical, Inc. Some of their testing capabilities include compression, tensile, torsion, fatigue, low and high temperature testing, creep and stress rupture, Charpy and Izod impact, abrasion, Rockwell hardness and micro-indentation hardness to name a few.
Regardless of the industry or material, Advanced MicroAnalytical’s scientists and engineers thoughtfully assist clients through the process of assessing the most efficient means to gain insight on their projects. This may involve guiding questions about the initial scope of a problem or challenge, selecting the appropriate analytical techniques, and providing insight and analysis that transforms results from being mere data into the critical answers needed for success.
To learn more about material testing, engineering and support services provided by Advanced MicroAnalytical, please visit www.AdvancedMicroAnalytical.com, email info@AdvancedMicroAnalytical.com or call (877) 605-6662.
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At Advanced MicroAnalytical we are dedicated to providing you and your business with critical insight and knowledge that is essential in the modern era. We provide the testing services and analytical tools for comprehensive understanding of your materials and projects. Our services range from advanced microanalysis of nanotechnology to compositional and functional analysis of large manufactured systems. Our laboratory services span a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, micro-electronics, nanofabrication, aerospace and defense, environmental engineering – as well as many others. Advanced MicroAnalytical is committed to serving as a valued analytical partner to our clients. We offer unmatched analysis, testing, and services to assist you in your business, environmental, and research challenges. Visit our website at www.advancedmicroanalytical.com