Mechanical & Physical

Testing Capabilities: Physical & Mechanical Testing

Engineered Materials of all types are employed by manufacturers to make the products we use every day.  Our cars, homes, phones, appliances, hospitals, schools, factories and even farms rely on engineered materials.  The focus of Modern Laboratories physical and mechanical testing department is to provide detailed quantitative and qualitative data, so our customers can make informed decisions relating to:

  • Process Quality Control and Product Conformance
  • Materials selection and verification
  • Pre-Production Certification
  • Failures and process/product improvement activities
Tensile Machine

Testing Capabilities

  • Tensile, Yield, Elongation, Reduction of Area
  • Impact (Charpy, Izod) -321°F to heated
  • Hardness (Rockwell, Brinell, Vickers, Knoop)
  • Bends, Shear
  • Compression, Puncture, Springs, Rebar
  • Custom Setup and Fixturing
  • Elevated Temperatures (up to 2200°F)
  • Fastener Testing
  • Flexural
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement
  • Most specimen geometries and material types
  • Product Testing
  • Sample Heat Treating (many processes)
  • Stress Rupture (up to 2200°F)
  • Weld Qualifications

 Machining For Sample Preparation

  • CNC Turning Centers
  • CNC Milling
  • Complete array of conventional equipment
    • Saws
    • Lathes
    • Grinders
    • Blanchard grinding
  • Low, medium and high volume


  • Universal Testing Machines- all feature the latest computer control & data handling
    • 400,000 lb. Hydraulic Frame (hydraulic grips)
    • 120,000 lb. Hydraulic Frame
    • 11,000 1b. Electromechanical Frame
    • Strain Gage and LVDT Extensometers
    • Special high temp Extensometery
    • Low capacity load cell accessories
    • Hot & cold test attachments/furnaces
    • Custom Fixtures and Grips
    • Complete Fastener testing
    • LIMS connection for auto data collection
  • Impact Testers (Metals and Plastics)
    • lzod & Charpy
    • Vertical drop weight
    • Cold & elevated testing
  • Hardness Testers
    • Digital Universal RockwellTesters
    • Brinell w/digital scope
    • LIMS database connection
  • Stress/Creep Rupture Frames
    • Up to 2200°F furnaces
    • Stress & temperature data logging
  • Bend Testers
  • Digital Torque Tester
  • Sample Heat Treating Furnaces
  • Microhardness Testers- Computer controlled
    • 10g- 10Kg Load
    • Vickers & Knoop
    • Fully digital imaging & edge finding
    • Automated profiling for weld scans, plating, case hardened