Mechanical Tests

Mechanical Tests

Our mechanical testing laboratories are ISO / IEC 17025 certified by the American Laboratory Accreditation Association, in addition to having many international accreditations. 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.

Mechanical Tests

It is critical for organizations to understand under what conditions the components will suffer from structural failure and consume their functions. There are three main reasons why a component becomes dysfunctional:

Excessive deformation (elastic or non-elastic) - This depends on the elastic properties of the material. Excessive elastic deformation may occur under loading conditions of stable balance, such as excessive deflection of the steel beam. Such failure can also occur under the loading condition of unbalanced balance - buckling of a column or a fragile fracture. This failure can occur under load conditions that cause fatigue, ductile fracture and creep.

Break - This type of failure occurs due to alternative stresses or strains that can lead to the onset of cracks. Stress enhancers or defects in the material can further promote crack growth.

Wear - Mechanical wear can be found at the contact interfaces of load-bearing components.

The scope of mechanical tests can range from characterization of material properties to validation of the integrity and safety of finished products. Mechanical testing provides valuable information about the suitability of a material or component for its intended application. Mechanical tests can make your design process more efficient and cost-effective. In addition, mechanical tests contribute to product excellence, safety and technological innovations.

Mechanical Testing Laboratory

Mechanical testingcan help you expand performance limits on your products and components. EUROLAB mechanical testing expertise gives you the confidence you need for future performance and safety. We have a global reputation based on technical capabilities and service, honesty and quality of our results. There is no room for error in the aviation, defense, medical devices and other industries. EUROLAB engineers work closely with our customers to understand their operational and commercial needs, enabling us to deliver the results and customer satisfaction they expect every time.

Some areas where we can test services are:

Material Test - To solve metals, alloys, polymers, plastics, glass and other materials, intended application, life expectancy, breakdown or contamination problems, EUROLAB has material analysis expertise and experience covering various industries such as automotive, defense, telecommunications and consumer services. Our material analysis specialists can perform a wide range of testing services, including:

  • Shearing
  • Thermal
  • Bending
  • Ozone and Gas Exposure
  • Pulling / Pressing
  • Wear
  • Fatigue
  • Effect
  • Flammability

We can work together to develop a custom test regime for general quality assurance, ISO or other standards in advance.

Polymer Test - Advances in material science have led to a wide range of materials to replace metal in products and parts for applications in various industries. EUROLAB has the ability to test and analyze plastic, rubber and other polymer materials. We can verify performance characteristics to determine functionality and predict performance over time. We use a variety of polymer testing and analysis to identify basic materials and additives, verify material hardness and tensile strength, and evaluate product properties.

Dimensional Metrology - When surfaces need to verify the dimensional measurements of the inner and outer thread and certain properties such as machined products, components and fasteners must meet the required specifications. EUROLAB can perform third-party Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) and traditional handpiece inspections.

Calibration - We provide NIST traceable and A2LA certified calibration services in an environmentally controlled laboratory to ensure reliable readings. We can calibrate most gauges, as well as measuring instruments and electricity, temperature, torque, force, mass and humidity, masters and pressure instruments.

Bug Research - If a product or component fails for its intended use, it is important to understand the root cause of the problem. EUROLAB can make the necessary analysis and examination. We provide a comprehensive root cause analysis report that lists all the findings in our research and will make sure you have the answers you need to avoid a duplication. We document all test results in detailed certified test reports.

What are the Types of Mechanical Tests?

To ensure that materials and products work accordingly, there are different types of mechanical tests they can pass:

Fatigue test - Depending on the source, fatigue accounts for 50 to 90 percent of all mechanical failures. Fatigue testing describes a test method performed on parts and products to determine local and progressive structural damage that occurs when a material is subjected to cyclic loading. We can perform this test at various levels of the production process, including standard testing methods during the testing of the raw material. The aim is to develop a fatigue strength curve that shows the material's resistance to cyclic loading at varying stress levels. Our fatigue testing capabilities include axial, torsion, high cycle, low cycle, bending, rotation, shear, tight load, and multi degree of freedom.

Tensile test - Such mechanical tests measure the force required to pull an object such as a rope, wire or beam to the point where it breaks. Tensile strength is the maximum tensile stress that the object can withstand before failure - an important concept in mechanical engineering, structural engineering and materials science. The tensile test exposes a sample to uniaxial tension until it fails. EUROLAB tensile testing capabilities include axial tensile testing, welding tensile testing, wedge tensile testing, casting tensile testing, high temperature and tensile testing for processed samples. Many companies use the results of tensile tests and failure theories to predict the failure of components prone to more generalized stress conditions.

Hardness test - This technique is commonly used to verify the suitability of heat treated surfaces and to measure how resistant a solid material is to different shape change or penetration upon applying force to the material surface. It is called microindentation hardness test or micro hardness test. The method uses a delicate diamond recess that can be affected by the material at various loads. The tester measures the print length and uses the information together with the test load to calculate the hardness value. Other hardness test methods include Rockwell standard test, Rockwell superficial test and Brinell hardness test.

Compression test - It refers to a technique that determines the behavior of materials under compression load to determine elastic boundary, proportional boundary, pour point, yield strength and compressive strength (if any). The test engineer loads the sample between the two plates and then has the force applied to the sample by moving the crossheads together.

Fracture mechanics - Machine parts cracking is only a matter of time. Fracture mechanics helps to determine the severity of a defect and notice when it becomes a problem. Many industries require manufacturers to collect empirical data on a material's ability to resist cracking and crack growth. Fracture testing is often used by companies to develop maintenance schedules and estimate parts service life.

What are the mechanical test methods and properties?

  • Abrasion ASTM D4060, D1242, D1044, C501, IPC-TM-650, Method 2.4.27.1, 2.4.27.2
  • Adhesion ASTM D429, IPC-SM-840, IPC-TM-650, Method 2.4.1, 2.4.1.1, 2.4.1.2, 2.4.1.3, 2.4.1.4, 2.4.10, MIL-I-46058
  • Stamina
  • Bending Test ASTM D747, ASTM D790
  • Adhesion Strength IPC-TM-650, Method 2.4.40, 2.4.20, 2.4.21
  • Spring and Twist IPC-4101, IPC-6012, IPC-TM-650 Method 2.4.22, 2.4.22.1
  • Breaking Strength ASTM D5035, D638
  • ASTM D746, D1790
  • Burst Test ASTM D751
  • Cable Durability
  • Climbing Drum Peeling ASTM D1781
  • Coating Thickness XRF, Microsection
  • Friction Coefficient ASTM D1894
  • Thermal Expansion Coefficient (CTE) ASTM E831, ASTM D696, IPC-TM-650, Method 2.4.24.5, 2.4.41, 2.4.41.3, 2.4.41.4
  • Compression Set ASTM D395
  • Compression Properties ASTM D695, D575, D1621, E209, E9
  • Communication Activation
  • Section Analysis ASTM B263, IPC-6012, IPC-6013, IPC-6018, IPC-TM-650, Method 2.1.1, MIL-P-50884, MIL-PRF-55110, MIL-PRF-31032
  • IPC-TM-650 therapy, Method 2.4.25
  • Deviation Under Load ASTM D621
  • Deformation Temperature ASTM D648
  • Dimensional Stability IPC-TM-650, Method 2.2.4, 2.4.39
  • Ductility IPC-TM-650, Method 2.4.2, 2.4.2.1
    durability
  • Elongation ASTM D897, D2095, D638, D3039, D1623, D412, D882, E8, E21, IPC-2.4.18, 2.4.19
  • Durability
  • Booster and Separating Forces MIL-A-28870
  • Tiring life
  • Flexibility Strength IPC-TM-650, Method 2.4.3; MIL-P-50884, IPC-6013
  • Flexural Properties ASTM D790, D1184, IPC-4202, IPC-TM-650,
  • Methods 2.4.2.1, 2.4.3, 2.4.3.1, 2.4.3.2, 2.4.4, 2.4.4.1
  • Hardness ASTM D785, E10, D2240, E384, D3363, E18, E92, IPC-SM-840
  • Impact Strength ASTM D256
  • Insertion and Removal MIL-A-28870
  • Lap Cutting Strength ASTM D1002
  • Mechanical Bicycle
  • Mechanical Strength ASTM D897, D2095, D638, D3039, D1623, D412, D882, E8, E21, IPC-TM-650, Method 2.4.18, 2.4.19
  • Micro hardness ASTM E384
  • Micropartition ASTM B263, IPC-6012, IPC-6013, IPC-6018, IPC-TM-650, Method 2.1.1, MIL-P-50884, MIL-PRF-55110, MIL-PRF-31032
  • Peel Strength ASTM D3330, D903, D1876, IPC-TM-650,
  • Method 2.4.8, 2.4.8.1, 2.4.8.2, 2.4.8.3, 2.4.9
  • Coating Thickness XRF
  • Button Durability
  • Repair Simulation IPC-TM-650, Method 2.4.36, IPC-6012, IPC-6013, MIL-P-50884, MIL-PRF-31032, MIL-PRF-55110
  • Cutting Features ASTM D732, ASTM D1002
  • Softening point
  • Surface roughness
  • Tear Strength ASTM D1004, D1938, D1922, D2582, D624, IPC-TM-650, Method 2.4.16, 2.4.17, 2.4.17.1
  • Tensile Properties ASTM D897, D2095, D638, D3039, D1623, D412, D882, E8, E21, IPC-TM-650, Method 2.4.18, 2.4.19
  • Torque / Torsional Strength IPC-TM-650, Method 2.4.42

To support your mechanical testing needs, EUROLAB also offers several chemical tests and analyzes, including:

  • Alloy Composition: IPC / J-STD-001, IPC / J-STD-006
  • Bisphenol A Content: GCMS
  • Bonding: IPC-TM-650, Method 2.4.9.2
  • Chemical Resistance / Solder Resistance: ASTM D543, IPC-SM-840, IPC-4101, IPC-TM-650 Method 2.3.2, 2.3.32.3.4.2, 2.3.4.3
  • Cleaning / Ionic Impurities: IPC-TM-650, Method 2.3.25, 2.3.26, 2.3.28, 2.3.28.1, 2.3.28.2. Delphi-Q-1000-119, Delphi-Q-1000-127
  • Composition: IPC / J-STD-004, IPC-TM-650, Method 2.6.15, 2.3.32
  • Density / Specific Weight: ASTM D792, IPC-TM-650 Method 2.3.5
  • Flammability: UL94, ASTM D635, ASTM D2863, IPC-4101, IPC-SM-840, IPC-TM-650 Methods 2.3.8, 2.3.8.1, 2.3.9, 2.3.10, 2.3.10.1, 2.3.29
  • Hazardous Material Analysis: RoHS / WEEE, CPSC, REACH
  • Heavy Metals / Lead Content: ASTM E1613, CPSC-CH-E1002-08.2, CPSC-CH-E1003-09.1, CPSC-CH-E1001-08.2
  • Ion Chromatography (IC): IPC-TM-650, Method 2.3.28, 2.3.28.1, 2.3.28.2. Delphi-Q-1000-119, Delphi-Q-1000-127
  • Organotin Content: GCMS pH: IPC-TM-650, Method 2.3.30
  • Phthalate Content: CPSC-CH-C1001-09.3
  • Porosity: ASTM B735, IPC-TM-650, Method 2.3.24, 2.3.24.1, 2.3.24.2
  • Purity: IPC-TM-650, Method 2.3.15, IPC-6012, IPC-6013, MIL-PRF-31032
  • High Voltage Arc Monitoring: UL746A
  • Resistivity of Solvent Extract (ROSE): IPC-TM-650, Method 2.3.25, IPC-6012, IPC-6013, IPC-6018, J-STD-001
  • RoHS: GCMS, ICP-OES
  • Solderability: IPC / J-STD-002, IPC / J-STD-003, IPC-SM-840
  • Tack / Settling / Wetting / Dryness / Spitting: IPC / J-STD-005, IPC-TM-650, Method 2.4.35, 2.4.44, 2.4.46, 2.4.47, 2.4.48

Which Sectors Benefit From Mechanical Tests?

In addition to the major markets it serves, EUROLAB also offers some special services for other markets, from medical devices to consumer electronics, industrial automation and controls. If you cannot find the special services you are looking for here on our website, please contact us directly for more information. Some examples of other markets we serve with our specialized team for testing, certifications and supply chain management:

Aviation and Defense - The defense and aerospace industry requires engineers to work with a wide variety of metals, composites and other materials. EUROLAB works with defense and government agencies to provide Tier I and Tier II suppliers with testing and certification for numerous industrial, commercial and military applications, including tensile testing, fracture mechanics, fastener testing, composite testing and fatigue testing. We also offer customized testing procedures to meet customer specifications and help them achieve performance goals.

Automobile Industry - Automakers are constantly under pressure to create vehicles that offer more fuel economy that requires design engineers to constantly search for lighter materials. At EUROLAB, we offer timely and precise material tests such as composite test, fatigue test, fastener test, tensile test, fracture mechanical test and other methods to ensure you meet stringent SAE and ASTM standards.

Medical Devices - It can meet the toughest testing requirements in the industry in accordance with the EUROLAB, FDA, ASTM, CE and ISO guidelines. With a network of highly trained testers, we can provide test design, execution and documentation with our comprehensive approved quality program to help medical device manufacturers send rapid tests to the FDA and other government agencies.

Other industries that can benefit from EUROLAB mechanical testing and certification services may include:

  • Composite material strength
  • Production and energy
  • Alternative energy and clean products market
  • Consumer electronics industry
  • Voting systems

EUROLAB provides process and product compliance services, testing services and program management support to companies and government agencies worldwide. 

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.

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