By performing this test repeatedly while controlling for variables like loading frequencies and applied stress, the lab can derive values like an S-N curve (magnitude of stress applied vs. number of cycles to failure) which can give technicians a strong indication of how the material would perform in service.
The mechanical testing lab has a range of fatigue testers that can exert between 2lbs and 55,000lbs of load capacity. We are ISO 17025 (A2LA) accredited to perform fatigue testing to ASTM E466. We hold accreditation on a variety of other mechanical testing standards that we apply to determine performance properties of components created through additive manufacturing. Furthermore, we also conduct fatigue testing to the following standards:
- ASTM E399
- ASTM E606
- ASTM E1290
- ASTM E1820
About Applied Technical Services
Since 1967, ATS has consistently delivered superior testing, inspection, and engineering consulting services. Throughout the five decades since our founding, we have grown our client base to include businesses around the world that operate within a variety of industries. Of the industries that benefit from additive manufacturing, those that could make best use of our ASTM E466 standard fatigue testing services are:
- Power Generation
- Consumer Products
ATS and Quality Assurance
ATS strives to bring the highest quality to everything we do. For this reason, we place great emphasis on improving the customer experience. We achieve this by upholding the standards outlined in our ISO 9001 certified quality management system. Our labs return clear and accurate analysis results within a shorter turnaround window because ATS observes these internationally recognized principles of quality control. By keeping our technicians focused on serving the customer, they remain accessible and responsive over the course of the testing procedure.
Contact ATS today if your company needs to test the fatigue strength of an additive manufacturing material according to ASTM E466 — we take a closer look.