Assuring Quality by Mechanical Testing

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Mechanical Testing LabMechanical Testing is the process which involves subjecting materials, structures and machines to a variety of mechanical tests to determine its suitability for its intended application. Materials are tested for their tensile strength, ductility, elasticity, hardness, impact resistance, fracture toughness, stress rupture, etc. The test specimens are tested by applying some type of stimulus and under various temperatures, tension, compression and load conditions and its mechanical properties as well as its characteristics are inferred from the resulting response.

Industries like automotive, oil and gas, construction and manufacturing as well as other industry sectors in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Fujairah and other emirates in the UAE depend on quality mechanical testing services to ensure that the products and services that are delivered to clients meet the stipulated specifications and industry standards.

Types of mechanical testing

There are several types of tests to determine the various mechanical properties of materials using test methodologies which may either be deterministic or probabilistic.  The inferred response is then used to determine the suitability of the material for the field application. The most commonly used methods of mechanical testing include

Tensile Testing, also known as the tension test, is carried out on materials to determine their elasticity, strength, ductility and toughness. The test specimens are prepared according to prescribed specifications and tested in different conditions to get accurate responses.

Hardness Testing is a well applied testing method that is carried out to determine the strength of a material and its resistance to abrasion, scratching and cutting or drilling.

Compression Tests help in estimating the forces and the power requirements for materials that are subjected to compressive stress during operational processes such as forging, rolling and extrusion.

Fatigue Testing is performed on materials to determine its ability to withstand continuous influence of stresses. The test results provide information to better predict the in-service life of a material.

The benefits of mechanical testing

Mechanical testing is of crucial importance in many industries of today. The correct test results and data will enable in ascertaining material behavior, characteristics and other properties that ensure quality, safe and long lasting performance. Some of the benefits of material testing include:

  • It helps to determine the strength and quality of the materials to enable safe future performance of a material.
  • The response generated from testing of a material is used to determine material behavior under influence of tension, compression, fatigue loads, etc. helping to minimize time and costs.
  • Its helps in determining the characteristics of the materials and its properties to enable accurate application.
  • It helps ensure parts, components and materials are compliant with quality and safety standards.

A reliable testing and inspection services provider with hands-on experience and expertise is a necessity for carrying out mechanical testing and for providing effective solutions that support effective business operations, minimize costs and save time.

Interface Technical Inspection (ITI) is one of the leading mechanical and non-destructive testing service providers in the UAE, with branches in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Fujairah. We have extensive experience in performing various methods of mechanical testing as well as in the accurate interpretation of results that are produced on testing. Our fully equipped in-house laboratory, purpose-built test equipments and qualified technicians ensure reliable and accurate test results within the stipulated timescales and budget.

We have the resources and the expertise to get your job done right. Get in touch with us at ITI today for mechanical testing services that you can rely on.