Mechanical Testing Lab

We have a sound reputation for fast, reliable service at a competitive rate.

MES is an accredited mechanical testing lab that provides mechanical testing of metals, polymers, ceramics, and other materials. Our state-of-the-art test lab and dedicated machine shop allows us to provide the most accurate and reliable results possible.

Tests include: tensile strength, compression, hardness (Rockwell, Brinell, Vickers, Knoop), microhardness, impact resistance (Charpy and Izod), friction resistance, 3 point bend, shear, strain, and wear resistance testing for a number of environmental conditions.

These tests are performed per ASTM, API, MIL, or other standards. The experience of our engineers and a comprehensive quality control program ensure accurate, reproducible results.

MES is capable of testing large lot sizes for manufacturing controls and we offer discounted rates for high volume testing.

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  • Tensile pull testing of metals, polymers, and composites
  • Tensile temperatures reduced to -100F or elevated to 1200F
  • Extensive variety of grips and fixtures
  • Load capacities from 1 to 120,000 pounds
  • Rockwell, Brinell & Micro hardness testing
  • Durometer hardness testing for polymers
  • Yield strength and elongation
  • Full-size testing of fasteners
  • Charpy impact testing down to -346F
  • Machined Specimens – round and flat tensile
  • Fracture toughness testing
  • Friction and wear testing
  • Adhesion and peel testing
  • ASTM A370 – Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
  • ASTM B557 – Tension Testing of Aluminum
  • ASTM D638 – Tensile Properties of Plastics
  • ASTM E8 – Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
  • ASTM E21 – Elevated Temperature Tension Tests
  • ASTM F606 – Mechanical Properties of Threaded Fasteners
  • 1″X8″ Plate/Sheet
  • 8″ Rod length
  • Custom subsized coupons to ASTM standard sizes may apply