Composite Test Lab

MES offers mechanical and chemical testing of composite materials.

Our composite test lab experts understand the challenges of testing composites due to their complex mechanical behavior and inhomogeneous build. To ensure mechanical integrity of your materials, we utilize innovative solutions and precision fixtures to provide accurate results in a timely manner.

Our extensive experience in composite testing allows us to offer a one stop shop for mechanical testing and micro analysis. We offer testing at a range of test temperatures and provide volume discounts for large orders. MES offers testing on thermosets, thermoplastics, laminates, fiber reinforced composites, core materials, resins, films and adhesives.

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  • Tensile properties (tensile, modulus and elongation)
  • Flexural strength
  • Adhesive strength
  • Compressibility
  • Percent volatiles
  • Cross-sectional multiple layer-film thickness
  • Molecular weight distribution
  • Additive and resin identification
  • Chemical family, including base polymer characterization
  • Witness panel testing
  • R&D of new materials
  • Reverse engineering
  • Temperatures -100 to 1000°F
  • On site conditioning
  • Sample Diameter Sizes – 1″ to 40+” diameter
  • Removal of about 1 meter of insulation
  • Surface preparation to scrape off loose paint or scale
  • ASTM C297 Flatwise Tensile Strength
  • ASTM C364 Edgewise Compressive Strength
  • ASTM D695 Compression Rigid Plastics
  • ASTM D790 Three Point Flexture
  • ASTM D2344 Short Beam Strength
  • ASTM D3039/D3039M Tensile Properties
  • ASTM D3410 Compressive Properties
  • ASTM D3846 In-Plane Shear Strength
  • ASTM D4255 In-Plane Shear Properties (Rail Shear Method)
  • ASTM D5766 Open Hole Tensile Strength
  • ASTM D6272 Flexural Properties
  • ASTM D6484 Open Hole Compressive Strength
  • ASTM D6641 Compressive Properties ASTM D7078 Shear Properties (V Notched Rail Shear Method)
  • ASTM D7249 Flexural Properties
  • ASTM D7264 Flexural Properties