Tensile Testing Lab

The Tensile Testing Lab at Applied Technical Services offers a wide range of tensile analysis capabilities for our clients. Our technicians employ methods that can determine samples’ mechanical performance characteristics, giving clients a better understanding of their materials’ quality and strength. Technically advanced machines are utilized to accurately measure force, elongation and reduction of area.

The ATS Tensile Testing Lab is Committed to Quality

Our laboratories are accredited to ISO 17025 by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) in multiple disciplines including mechanical testing, chemical analysis, equipment calibration, and nondestructive testing. It is the policy of ATS to provide clients with the highest quality of services by delivering clear and accurate test results in accordance with applicable standards and specifications. Our engaged employees are customer-friendly and qualified allowing them to deliver services in a timely manner.

Advanced Equipment
  • Mechanical Testing Lab — Maximum force capacity is 400,000 lbs and offers testing including at elevated temperatures up to 1800°F
  • Polymers Testing Lab — Maximum force capacity is 10,000 lbs and offers testing including reduced and elevated temperatures ranging from -70 °C to 250°C (-19°F to 482°F).
  • Uniaxial Machines

Our tensile testing lab regularly performs this mechanical method on clients’ sample materials. We most often receive testing specimens of the following material and product types:

  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Rubbers
  • Composites
  • Fasteners
  • Metal Wires
Popular Tensile Testing Standards

ATS’ mechanical testing division performs this method in accordance with the following standards. Our lab is ISO 17025 (A2LA) accredited to perform tensile testing according to relevant standards as noted below:

  • ASTM A370 — Standard Test Mehtods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
  • A2LA Accredited
  • ASTM B557 — Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
  • A2LA Accredited
  • ASTM C633 — Standard Test Method for Adhesion or Cohesion Strength of Thermal Spray Coatings
  • ASTM C297/C297M — Standard Test Method for Flatwise Tensile Strength of Sandwich Constructions
  • ASTM D3039/D3909M — Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials
  • ASTM D412 — Standard Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers — Tension
  • A2LA Accredited
  • ASTM D5766 — Standard Test Method for Open-Hole Tensile Strength of Polymer Matrix Composite Laminates
  • ASTM D638 — Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
  • A2LA Accredited
  • ASTM D6742/D6742M — Standard Practice for Filled Hole Tension and Compression Testing of polymer Matrix Composite Laminates
  • ASTM D882 — Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting
  • ASTM E8/E8M — Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
  • A2LA Accredited
  • ASTM E21 — Standard Test Methods for Elevated Temperature Tension Tests of Metallic Materials
  • ASTM E345 — Standard Test Methods of Tension Testing of Metallic Foil
  • ASTM F606/F606M — Standard Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators and Rivets
  • A2LA Accredited
  • ASTM F1147 — Standard Test Method for Tension Testing of Calcium Phosphate and Metallic Coating
  • ISO 527 — Plastics — Determination of Tensile Properties
  • A2LA Accredited
  • ISO 6892-1 — Metallic Materials – Tensile Testing — Part 1: Room Temperature
  • A2LA Accredited
  • ISO 6892-2 — Metallic Materials – Tensile Testing — Part 2: Elevated Temperature
  • A2LA Accredited
  • ISO 37 — Rubber, Vulcanized or Thermoplastic — Determination of Tensile Stress-Strain Properties
  • JIS Z 2201 — Japanese Standard for Tensile Test for Metallic Materials
  • JIS Z 2241 — Japanese Standard for Tensile Test for Metallic Materials at Room Temperature
  • MIL-STD-1312-8 — Fastener Pull-Through Strength Test Method
  • NASM 1312-8 — Fastener Test Methods, Tensile Strength
  • SAE J429 — Automotive Standard for Tensile Strength in Fasteners
  • A2LA Accredited
  • SAE J995 — Automotive Standard for Tensile Strength in Nuts and Bolts

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