The capabilities of Steel Testing Lab

Steel Testing Lab performs a wide range of chemical and mechanical testing to ensure that customers are in possession of the data necessary to meet their application’s needs. Our testing equipment is precisely calibrated on a daily basis and all tests are performed by a team of highly trained technicians. Whether your needs are low or high volume, you can be confident that your tests are being performed with expertise, experience, and an unwavering eye for detail. We are able to provide prompt results, typically within 24 hours of receiving your sample, and offer expeditious service by overnight courier and local pick-up.

Brinell Sun-Tec (Hardness Test Method)

The Brinell Sun-Tec Hardness Test Method was specifically created to specialize in testing the hardness of steel. It is used as a substitute device when the materials that are being tested are either coarse or have a surface that may be considered rougher compared to others. Data collection gathered by this instrument is done by using a carbite indenter that is carefully pressed against the material under a certain amount force. The force that is pushed against the material is deepened upon the actual hardness of the steel.  Once the indentation has taken place in the steel it is quickly measured and the Brinell measurements are based off the diameter. The data that is gathered from the measurements are then processed in the BHN formula and the results are guaranteed to be accurate.

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Double Olsen (Test Ductility)

Tests made on an Olsen machine assist in determining ductility/cohesion and deep drawing properties. The test – called a cupping test – emulates a deep drawing operation by forming a cup from the sample. The material’s property is then determined by depth of the cup, surface condition, and a couple of other factors. The Olsen (ductility cup test) can be very essential in testing. It notifies the tester with a variety of key components that help judge the capability of the materials.

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Instron (YTE results)

The Instron device specializes in running a tensile also known as a tension test. This product also develops the yielding tensile elongation results. When properly conducting the tension test, it will inform the tester the strength of the product being tested, how long the width of the sample will extend before splitting in half, and it will help to determine what the material will yield and tensile strength. Elastic deformation is found after the stress is removed and the sample returns to its usual state before the load was initially applied. Elongation is also gathered from this product during testing.

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ARL Fisons 3460 AES (Metal analyzer)

ARL Fisons 3460 AES was issued to determine the composition of the steel that is being tested. During this process, an analysis is conducted to determine if the results aligns with the requirements of the metal processing companies and foundries being serviced at that time. After receiving the results, a solution is listed immediately and recommended to lower potential cost. This machine was designed to record accurate calibrations and is equipped with a matrix effect system. This system was assembled to notify the tester if by any chance the specimen that is being analyzed is unequally calibrated and runs a spectral interference for accurate results.

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