Mechanical Testing

Metallurgical Technologies, Inc. (MTi) determines the compliance of materials to applicable standards and specifications. We have extensive experience with mechanical testing methodology as well as the interpretation of the results. Our fully equipped machine shop allows us to produce the custom specimens needed for specific mechanical tests. The mechanical testing and material testing we perform may be part of a quality assurance program, manufacturing engineering program, failure analysis or for materials research and development. Tests are performed to ASTM (or other industry recognized) specifications. In-house mechanical testing equipment is used for the following material tests:

  • Tensile Testing (Digital)
  • Compression Testing (Digital)
  • Hardness [ROCKWELL(Digital), KNOOP, VICKERS, BRINELL]
  • Microhardness Testing
  • Impact Testing (Digital)
  • Bend Testing (Digital)

Mechanical Testing

60,000 lb. Hydraulic Tension/Compression Tester

Mechanical Testing

Flat Tensile Sample with Extensometer

Material Tensile Test:

Tensile testing is the most fundamental type of mechanical testing on all metals, polymers, composites, and fabrics. A tensile test applies an axial load to a specimen past the yield point to failure. Test results provide many mechanical properties such as yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, elongation, reduction of area, and strain hardening behavior.

We routinely test machined coupons, fasteners, wire, cable, tubes, pipes, plates, structural beams, or bars. We can machine your raw materials or finished products to standard or sub-sized coupons if necessary. We utilize an extensive variety of grips and fixtures to provide the tensile setup needed to complete your tests.


Mechanical Testing

Digital Hardness (Rockwell)

Mechanical Testing

Microhardness (Knoop or Vickers)

Mechanical Testing

Superficial Hardness

Material Hardness Testing:

Material hardness testing measures the resistance of a material to a permanent indentation of particular geometry over a specified length of time. Material hardness testing is an effective and efficient means to characterize a material and requires minimal sample preparation. Metallurgical Technologies, Inc. (MTi) offers Rockwell (standard or superficial), Knoop and Vickers Microhardness, and Brinell hardness testing.


Mechanical Testing

Impact Tester

Mechanical Testing

V-notch Sample

Material Impact Testing:

Metallurgical Technologies, Inc. provides impact resistance testing of metals. Material impact-testing determines the energy absorbed while fracturing the test sample at high velocity. This type of mechanical testing is performed under a number of environmental conditions. Typically, samples are machined into rectangular V-notched bars from larger stock or finished products.

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Failure Analysis Services

Determine cause of failure & recommend ways to prevent future recurrence.

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Corrosion Investigation

Determine cause of material degradation that reduces life expectancy.

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SEM/EDS
Micro-Analysis

Verify fracture mechanism & initiation. Microstructure composition and imaging.

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Metallography Services

Reveals grain structure, thermo mechanical processing & flaw and defect characteristics.

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