MES provides quality tensile test results with a rapid turnaround.
Tensile testing is used to determine the strength and ductility of a sample while an axial stretching load is applied. These types of tests may be performed under ambient or controlled (heating or cooling) conditions to determine the tensile properties of a material.
The MES tensile test lab provides tensile testing on metals, polymers, composites, and fabrics to a variety of test standards. We routinely test machined coupons, fasteners, wire, cable, tubes, pipes, plates, structural beams, or bars. Our machine shop and qualified machinists will machine your raw materials to standard coupons if necessary.
A tensile test applies a proof load to a specimen past the yield point to failure. Tensile test results provide many mechanical properties such as Young’s modulus, yield strength, tensile strength, elongation, deformation, reduction of area, and strain hardening behavior. Our tensile test lab provides accredited tensile testing within our ISO 17025 quality system.
Located in Dallas, MES has a complete metallurgical laboratory staffed with graduate level materials engineers to supervise all tensile testing projects. Our full-service mechanical lab offers rapid test results at an affordable price. As an A2LA ISO 17025 accredited lab, quality is our focus.
We offer tests to a variety of specifications, including ASTM, MIL, ASME, AWS or other standards. The experience of our engineers and a comprehensive quality control program ensure accurate, reproducible results. Contact our team of engineering experts today for free consultation and guidance to the best test protocol!
TENSILE TEST SPECIFICATIONS
ASTM A370 – Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
ASTM B557 – Tension Testing of Aluminum
ASTM D638 – Tensile Properties of Plastics
ASTM E8 – Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
ASTM E21 – Elevated Temperature Tension Tests
ASTM F606 – Mechanical Properties of Threaded Fasteners
Specimens may be dog bone tensile bars or a variety of other shapes
Temperatures reduced to -100F or elevated to 1500F
Extensive variety of grips and fixtures
Yield strength and elongation
Full-size testing of fasteners
Equipment Capacity – up to 600,000 lb. load
Machined Specimens – round and flat tensile
FASTENER TEST SPECIFICATIONS
ASTM A962 – Requirements for Bolting
ASTM F606 – Fastener Mechanical Properties
ASTM F835 – Button & Cap Screws
SAE J429 – Fastener Materials
SAU J995 – Nut Materials
TENSILE TEST SAMPLES
1”X 8″ Plate/Sheet
8″ Rod length
Custom subsized coupons to ASTM standard sizes may apply