Material Testing

Material Testing

The importance of material testing cannot be ignored. In all major industries, manufacturers, developers and operators of critical systems, products, and components must ensure that the materials used when building their equipment meet their intended tasks. Therefore, reliable material testing is the most diligent method of verifying that the materials used by companies in their production processes will meet expectations and comply with all applicable regulations.

Material Testing

Of course, for most manufacturers, it involves good innovation through research and development of jobs. In addition, there is financial pressure and competitive pressure for the first product released when a new product or material is discovered as a result of R&D breakthroughs.

However, this scenario also poses great risks, because a company that has entered the market very quickly with unsuitable material or a faulty component, with material losses and litigation, as well as anything that has caused customer erosion and loss of customer loyalty. you may encounter.

For any manufacturer, overheated laptops that turn into fire, smartphones with explosive batteries, and similar situations are sufficient to understand that extensive material testing is not a luxury. 

In addition, many business sectors, from the aviation and defense sectors to the consumer goods and construction sectors, must comply with strict quality control and safety standards. If they do not, they may be imposed by the regulatory agencies overseeing their industries, and may lead to a process that extends to the closure of the business when these fines take a periodic attitude.

This requirement is understandable, given the responsibilities given to companies that supply products that form important components in bridges, aircraft, nuclear reactors, cars, medical devices, or military equipment. Again, in all these cases, the purpose of the material test is to provide the manufacturer with as much information as possible about the composition, strength and overall quality of the materials they want to use in making their products.

What is the Material Test?

Organizations, businesses and consumers rely on the materials they use for their products every day. Wherever we are shopping, we are constantly participating in the research cycle according to product descriptions, choosing products, reading their labels and using them.

The material test is the backbone of this relationship between product reliability and the materials involved in making the product. That's why manufacturers rely on material test results to explain everything from the composition of an alloy designed for use in medical implants to the flammability of a new material for the construction industry.

Material testingIt can be made and made in everything from thermoplastics to adhesives, composites to glass, thermosets to titanium and more. One of the largest and most reliable commercial testing laboratories in the country, EUROLAB has professional material testing facilities nationwide. In addition to the fine analysis of rubber strength and resistance, we can analyze the wear resistance, surface, fracture and coating of the most demanding materials used in all kinds of manufacturing processes.

The corrosion phenomenon test is also routinely performed using various corrosive agents and test materials. Fatigue studies are another important component of material testing, especially when working with ASTM, nuclear or special specifications. Fatigue work is done for rubber, plastic and other materials. For more information about our capabilities, you can contact us and get much more detailed information from a specialist.

Additionally, we can develop a special test program to pre-comply with international standards or general quality assurance.

Some of the material testing services offered by EUROLAB are:

Composition: Often, businesses want to know precisely what materials are in composite materials they want to use, such as thermoplastics, resins and different production materials.

Cutting: The material test designed to measure shear strength typically determines how much stress a sample can get before it breaks, and is often used to test the strength of adhesives.

Thermal: For any product that will be subject to temperature fluctuations - consider the solar panel of a satellite - thermal testing is an important part of verifying the material's ability to operate in the end-use environment.

Bending: When a product, such as an I-beam or normal beam, used in construction needs to support a predetermined weight without sagging, a flexural materials test is usually performed to verify that the sample can withstand a certain stress level without stretching.

Exposure to ozone and gas: When it comes to determining the life of materials, especially elastomer materials designed for outdoor use, exposure to concentrated ozone levels is a popular material test to check sample deterioration.

Tensile / Compression: Tensile / compression testing, from plastics and metals to adhesives and rubbers, is a form of material testing that places samples under sensitive compression loads to measure their ability to withstand compression before deformation occurs.

Corrosion: A corrosion test is usually done to verify that a particular material can reach a certain length of service before failure occurs, especially for industries that produce infrastructure components that are expected to withstand specific environmental conditions for a long time without deterioration.

Tiredness: It is used to determine the upper limit of a load that a material can withstand before failure and the number of repeated loading cycles it can survive, the fatigue test looks at the stress resistance limit without experiencing a permanent change in the structure of a material.

Effect: Especially to determine the ability of certain metals to absorb energy from a measured impact, this material test form is widely used to test the toughness of a sample under harsh and often highly destructive conditions.

Flammability: For many products, including consumer goods, textiles, furniture, bedding and parts used in both the transport and aerospace industries, a flammability test is extremely necessary to ensure product quality and consumer safety.

Thermomechanical analysis: By applying a consistent force to materials such as polymers, glass, laminate and ceramics while undergoing variable temperature changes, thermomechanical analysis - or TMA - can determine the linear expansion or phase changes a sample is subjected to as a result of a material testing method.

Material Testing Applications

Obviously, the material test can take many forms. Its comprehensive ability to verify the performance of samples sent for testing can be divided into five categories of umbrellas: mechanical testing, electrical properties testing, resistance testing, thermal properties testing, and non-destructive testing. Skilled professionals who form the EUROLAB team with extensive experience in providing manufacturers with all kinds of material tests are aware of the primary applications of these highly informative tests.

After testing for various organizations, from industry-leading companies to the most competitive software and wireless companies, we can reliably report that the following categories are among the most popular applications for material testing:

Regulatory standards requirements: If a product's weakness or poor performance can cause serious damage to the lives of consumers, military personnel, or other professionals, such as the American Testing and Materials Association, the International Organization for Standards, the US Department, Defense and others - often trying to prevent such breakdowns by setting standards expected by manufacturers. . Material testing by a laboratory such as EUROLAB, well known in the standards such as MIL-STD-810 for military contractors and FAA regulations for aerospace manufacturers, is a prudent choice to ensure compliance.

Material selection: At the end of the day, producers are only as good as their suppliers' raw materials. Therefore, at any stage associated with the choice of materials for a new product or a new supply chain, testing materials to assess their integrity is vital for a reliable product that will eventually leave your production line and go into general use.

The design of a product: For many manufacturers, producing a best-in-class product means more profitability, bringing customers to the product and the brand. Therefore, at the design stage of a product, while the material testing can efficiently inform weaknesses in the product, changes can still be made to the materials used and the overall structure of the product, so that the finished product is more robust and much higher quality.

Verification of production: It is invaluable to verify that no errors or weaknesses have been added to the products for both initial operations of newly introduced products - and for continuous control of the products currently in production - due to the production processes they have gone through.

Sectors We Serve

Material testing is a very diverse field with multiple potential applications. With its many years of experience, EUROLAB offers tests in a wide variety of industries, including:

Aviation and Space: Aviation and aerospace materials should be extensively tested against the various environmental stress factors they encounter in a typical flight. EUROLAB has the experience and laboratory facilities necessary to ensure compliance with RTCA DO-160 and FAA and other regulations. To test oversized components or complete assemblies, we can design custom rooms and fixtures that meet the specific requirements of your project.

Defense: EUROLAB has a long history of providing material testing services for defense contractors. Our Camden AR facility is capable of performing arena tests of warheads and weapons, completely small, medium and large caliber ranges and much more. All facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art data collection tools that produce precise and meaningful results, making it easy to demonstrate compliance with MIL-STD-810 and other regulations. We have technical knowledge and possibilities to help you fulfill your business mission. The quality and reliability of your products ensure that army members perform their duties.

Telecommunication: We can assist in all stages of the development process by providing material testing services that eliminate uncertainty about communication products and systems and help you deliver superior products for both residential and commercial use.

The more connected our world is, the more we rely on our telecom infrastructure to provide uninterrupted service. Let our expertise improve your products and reduce your responsibility. When the pressure to enter the market quickly with a product that consumers can rely on, nothing can replace material testing services at the time we offer the telecom industry.

Consumer goods: Corrosion and stress resistance is extremely important for some consumer goods. The material test is more than just ensuring compatibility - it's about offering a product that is robust enough to withstand everything an average user can apply to it. EUROLAB helps by identifying potential problems early by allowing your team to make the necessary changes without further delay.

We know from experience that well-timed material testing can help manufacturers develop their products, gain more customers and ultimately build stronger brand loyalty.

Choose EUROLAB for the most reliable results

EUROLAB material testing laboratories are ISO / IEC 17025 certified by the American Laboratory Accreditation Association as well as many internationally accredited organizations. As a benchmark specified among technical competence laboratories, this certificate means that our equipment is well calibrated, our staff is highly trained, and our facilities have been set up specifically to provide you with reliable and consistent testing services.

We are here to help you produce better, safer, more reliable and compatible products. Therefore, you will find that working with us is always a respectful, professional experience where your needs are fully listened and focused solutions are thoughtfully delivered on time.

Even in projects with complex material testing requirements, our laboratory offers fast and reliable support. To learn more about EUROLAB material testing services, you can contact us immediately or request a free quote for your upcoming project.

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