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Tensile testing

Tensile testing consists in subjecting a sample to uniaxial tension until failure. The results from this test are commonly used to select a material for an application, for quality control and to predict how a material will react under other types of stress.

Properties that are directly measured by a tensile test are ultimate tensile strength, maximum elongation and reduction in area.

Application fields : Qualification of welding procedures, material conformity, production monitoring, characterization...

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Bending testing

Bending testing determines the ductility or the strength of a material by bending the material over a given radius.  Following the bend, the sample is inspected for cracks on the outer surface.

Application fields : Qualification of welding procedures and welders, production monitoring...


Impact testing

Impact testing tests an object's ability to resist high-rate loading. An impact test determines the energy absorbed in fracturing a sample at high velocity.

Application fields : Qualification of welding procedures and welders, material conformity, production monitoring...

Fatigue testing

The fatigue testing consists in applying cyclic loading to the test specimen to understand how it will perform under similar conditions. The load application may be repeated millions of times.

Application fields :  Material studies, influence of geometry of welds…


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