Shear Testing

Applied Technical Services provides shear testing to determine a product’s strength when exposed to shear loads.  This particular test results in a sliding failure along a component’s plane that runs parallel with the direction of the force.  Our mechanical testing lab determines the shear strength of a material by measuring the ultimate load reached before complete separation. Many manufacturers either research published values or conduct shear strength tests when determining what design and materials to use in building components.

Types of Materials Commonly Tested for Shear Strength:
Standards and Regulations

Many industry standards have established shear testing recommendations as a guideline to determine if a product is fit for service.  ATS’ technical experts are familiar with these applicable standards and test to them on a regular basis.

Shear Testing Standards:
Customer Service and Quality Assurance

ATS is committed to providing exceptional customer service and high-quality testing. To fulfill this commitment, we have established an internal quality assurance program that ensures our processes comply with recognized quality system standards including ISO 9001:2015, 10 CFR 50 Appendix B, 10 CFR Part 21, ASME NQA-1 and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1.  Our Engineers, Chemists, Scientists and Technical Experts are properly trained and/or certified to perform tests resulting in clear and accurate data in a timely manner.  We serve clients nationally and internationally from a wide range of industries.

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