Mechanical Testing

Mechanical Testing

Mechanical testing is an integral part of any design and production process, no matter which sector it is and is critical. The scope of mechanical testing ranges from the identification of material properties to the approval of end products. The basic objective is to ensure safety, but mechanical testing also plays an important role in contributing to cost-effective design studies and technological superiority. Normally, however, the test requirements are determined by the management and end users. Strong design and production teams pay attention to mechanical testing to validate models, improve production and improve the overall quality of materials. Because, after the products are presented to consumers, the occurrence of unforeseen failures is undesirable.

Many manufacturing companies have their own testing facilities. However, the overall approach is to receive services from an advanced accredited laboratory to obtain more reliable and quality results. Generally applied mechanical tests include the following studies: tensile tests of materials, hardness tests of parts to verify heat treatments, fatigue tests to ensure long-term durability, model verification tests to facilitate the design process, and fracture mechanics tests to assist in future maintenance programs. But of course the mechanical tests are not limited to these counts.

Tensile tests are generally carried out according to the ASTM E8 standard designed by the American Material Testing Association (ASTM) (standard test methods for tensile testing of metallic materials). Determining that the raw material is within acceptable limits is the easiest and most convenient way to avoid problems in the future.

The hardness tests are carried out for the production parts in order to verify conformity in cases requiring heat treatment.

Fatigue tests are performed to determine the ability of the material to resist cyclic loading at varying stress levels.

Fracture mechanics tests provide data on the ability of a material to withstand cracking and crack growth. In general, these tests are carried out to develop maintenance schedules and to estimate the useful life of the components. Fracture mechanics tests consist of different static and dynamic tests to determine the fracture toughness of a material and its resistance to growth when a breaking starts.

The main basic mechanical tests described in the above are considered as an important investment for the enterprises. In today's competitive market, businesses cannot be expected to have specific testing equipment, special production devices and experienced test engineers for these tests. However, the lack of testing can result in more costly results than the test itself. Therefore, mechanical testing services from advanced and accredited laboratories are important.

In the mechanical tests carried out in the advanced laboratories, the methods and standards published by the domestic and foreign organizations are followed. Here are a few examples:

  • TS EN ISO 6892 Metallic materials - Tensile test
  • TS EN ISO 6507 Metallic materials - Vickers hardness test
  • TS EN ISO 6508 Metallic materials - Rockwell hardness test
  • TS EN ISO 7438 Metallic materials - Bending test
  • TS 206 Print test - Metallic material
  • TS EN ISO 148 Metallic materials - Charpy impact test
  • TS EN ISO 180 Plastics - Determination of Izod impact strength
  • TS ISO 12107 Metallic materials - Fatigue testing - Statistical planning and analysis of data
  • TS 1487 General principles of fatigue testing of metals

Our company also provides mechanical testing services within the scope of testing services. Thanks to these services, enterprises are able to produce safe, fast and uninterrupted, more efficient, high performance and high quality.

Mechanical testing services are just one of the test services provided by our organization. Apart from that, many other testing services are provided.