Tensile test provides quantitative data of the material's uniaxial strength and behaviour. Our facilities are capable of testing samples up to 1000 kN (100 tonne) of force, and at a maximum temperature of 600ºC via an external attached furnace for hot tensile test.
Bend test is a qualitative test to evaluate the ductility of the product / specimen and/or to visually identify inherent defects (if any) within the weldment.
Charpy impact test, as the name suggests, evaluates the energy absorbed during impact of a fixed load which is delivered via a pendulum in free fall. Upon impact, the material undergoes plastic deformation prior to fracture which is quantified by the energy absorbed.
Body centre cubic metals behaves in a brittle manner below a temperature lower than its threshold temperature known as the ductile-to-brittle transition temperature. Thus, leading to catastrophic events like the sinking of Titanic which was deemed “the Unsinkable” when this property was not understood or evaluated.