Material test is needed in quality control to verify components and materials before mass production. In testing procedure material or component is either bended, pulled or towed to collect data for analysis.
Material testing is one of the most important things to test in product development. For example, the materials used in the manufacture of the devices must meet the conditions and requirements required for their use and functions. Therefore, extensive testing well in advance of launching products is actually a necessity. Toptester offers a wide range of tests for different industries. The force applied to the tested material can be recorded. For custom test purposes, pneumatic test equipment is also available.
Why perform material tests?
Through careful testing, the company ensures the suitability of products, components and materials for their use. Many sectors, such as aerospace and construction, and especially consumer products, also have quality and safety standards that products and their components must meet. And, the materials also vary enormously. Components can include different materials, new materials, composite materials, or component materials.
Reliable and careful testing before mass production saves especially on product development and manufacturing costs. Thus, well-tested materials avoid costly recalls from the market, i.e., it also has an economic aspect. Timely and careful testing can also avoid reputational damage from exporting too quickly to the market.
Material tests – what do they test?
Material tests can focus on a variety of issues, such as mechanical aspects. The tests include, for example, bending tests. Various tests are performed with testers. With these testers, for example, test rods can be pulled and bent up to the yield and fracture limits very precisely. At the same time, with the help of testers, it is possible to view the properties of materials and perform quality assurance. These testing equipment is also suitable for tasks that require accurate repetitions. These include, for example, long-term press tests on a particular key on a product.
Toptester has two Lloyd manufactured material testers (max load 5 kN / 1 kN) for testing.
Lloyd LRX Plus/C 5kN
- 4 interchangeable load cells (2.5 kN, 500 N, 100 N and 20 N)
- X-Y table
- custom made test jigs
- PC integration with Nexygen MT v4.5 materials testing software
- Force range 5 kN
- Data sampling rate 1000 Hz
- Travel: 1 to 735 mm
- Speed 0,01 to 1020 mm/min
- Accuracy <0,2%
- Load resolution < 0,005% of load cell used
- Extension resolution < 0,1 micron