TENSILE STRENGTH TESTING
One of the most common techniques, tensile testing determines a material’s strength by how much it can be stretched before breaking. At Cadorath, the method is used to determine ductility, yield strength, and strain hardening characteristics. Also known as “destructive engineering,” tensile testing simply applies controlled tension to materials until they fail.
ADVANTAGES OF TENSILE STRENGTH TESTING
- Useful for predicting how a material will perform under different forces.
- Often necessary for determining whether the requirements of a contract, standard, or specification are met.
- Useful for demonstrating proof of concept for a new product.
- Ensures product compliance with industry and international standards.
ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT
Testing the strength of various materials is an ancient science, dating at least as far back as Leonardo da Vinci’s time, as recorded in his notebooks. The Industrial Revolution saw major strides in the science, eventually becoming the highly sophisticated processes we know today.
Continuous improvements to both software and the machinery used for tensile strength testing persist and will undoubtedly become useful additions to Cadorath’s comprehensive testing lab.
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OUR METALLURGY & PLATING LAB CAPABILITIES:
|METALLURGY AND PLATING LAB|
|Micro Hardness Testing||Superficial Hardness Testing|
|Tensile Strength Testing||Microstructure Evaluation|
|Wet Titration Solution Analysis||pH Testing|
|Salt Spray Testing||Adhesion Testing|