Applied Technical Services performs shear strength testing for plastic materials in accordance with the ASTM D732 testing standard.
ASTM D732: Plastic Shear Strength Testing
ASTM D732-17 is a testing standard set by ASTM International that establishes the testing methods for puncture/punch tool testing for plastic materials. ASTM D732 testing is used to determine the shear strength of sheet and molded disk plastic subjects ranging from approximately 0.05 inches to 0.5 inches in thickness. Subject materials should be 2 inches in length by 2 inches in width for ASTM D732 testing. The equipment used for this type of testing applies dynamic pressure to the subject at speeds ranging from 1 to 500 millimeters per minute, with the force of this testing method established in ASTM E4 or ISO 7500-1. This testing method provides insight on a plastic material’s ability to endure stress without cracking or becoming distorted in order to prevent potential material failure.
Mechanical Testing
The ATS mechanical testing laboratory houses advanced machinery and state-of-the-art technology that is operated by our certified mechanical testing experts. These experts perform various types of mechanical testing in accordance with standards set by organizations such as ASTM International, as well as testing to custom client-specified parameters. Our industrial testing capabilities allow us to create unique testing apparatuses to meet the specific needs of our clients and their products. Some of our more popular mechanical testing services include:
Materials Testing at ATS
ATS performs material testing in several different departments, including our mechanical testing, environmental testing, and chemical analysis laboratories. Our staff prioritizes quality, precision, timeliness, and customer satisfaction above all else. Some of our most commonly requested material testing services include:
Applied Technical Services
Founded in 1967, ATS is proud to be the preferred consulting engineering, testing and analysis, and inspections provider of some of the United States’ most well-established industry leaders. With over 55 years of experience, ATS has the expertise and resources to guarantee dependable reporting, unparalleled customer service, and competitive pricing. Applied Technical Services maintains several different certifications and accreditations, including a variety of ISO 17025 accreditations and ISO 9001 certification. Trust the proven ASTM D732 testing experts at ATS and give us a call today at 1 (888) 287-5227 or click here to schedule testing or request a free quote.

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