Tensile Test Lab

MES provides tensile test results with a rapid turnaround.

The MES tensile test lab provides mechanical testing to a variety of specifications on metals, polymers, composites, and fabrics. Tensile testing is the most fundamental type of material strength testing. A tensile test applies a proof load to a specimen past the yield point to failure. Tensile test results provide many mechanical properties such as Young’s modulus, yield strength, tensile strength, elongation, deformation, reduction of area, and strain hardening behavior. Our tensile test lab provides accredited tensile testing within our ISO 17025 quality system.

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We routinely test machined coupons, fasteners, wire, cable, tubes, pipes, plates, structural beams, or bars. Our machine shop and qualified machinists will machine your raw materials to standard coupons if necessary.

Specifications for tests performed may be ASTM, MIL, or other standards. The experience of our engineers and a comprehensive quality control program ensure accurate, reproducible results. Contact our team of engineering experts help guide you to the best test protocol.

  • Specimens may be dog bone tensile bars or a variety of other shapes
  • Temperatures reduced to -100F or elevated 1500F
  • Extensive variety of grips and fixtures
  • Wedge tensile
  • Axial tensile
  • Yield strength and elongation
  • Full-size testing of fasteners
  • Equipment Capacity – up to 600,000 lb. load
  • Machined Specimens – round and flat tensile
  • 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