Material Testing (Tensile, Compression)

Material Analysis Testing is used to identify the basic properties of materials. Determining strengths and weaknesses of a material aids in more effective and functional design and production of materials. Some basic material analyses include tensile and compression.

Tensile Testing: Tensile testing determines a product’s resistance to being pulled apart. Outward force is applied at each end of the material to generate tension.

Compression: Compression testing determine’s a product’s integrity when subjected to compacting. Inward force is applied at two points of the material to create compression.

Tensile and compression testing are also referred to as Pull/Push testing.

Quest conducts material testing to several standards, such as:

  • MIL STD 202
  • MIL STD 810
  • ASTM F88
  • ASTM D638
  • ASTM D882
  • ASTM D412
  • and more!