Physical Testing

Plastics, epoxy, metals, composites, elastomers

Partial Equipment List

  • Instron 1125 (500gm - 20,000lbs load cells)
  • MTS Servohydraulic System (20,000lb capacity)
  • Environmental Chamber
  • Deflection Temperature Tester
  • IZOD & Charpy Impact Testers

Routine Test Methods

  • ASTM D256 Pendulum Impact Resistance of Notched Specimens of Plastics
  • ASTM C365 Flatwise Compressive Properties of Sandwiched Cores
  • ASTM D412 Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Rubbers and Thermoplastic Elastomers
  • ASTM D638 Tensile Properties of Plastics
  • ASTM D695 Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics
  • ASTM D1002 Apparent Shear Strength of Single Lap Joint Adhesively Bonded Metal Specimens by Tension Loading
  • ASTM D3846 In-Plane Shear Strength of Reinforced Plastics
  • ASTM D3039 Tensile Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials
  • ASTM D3164 Strength Properties of Adhesively Bonded Plastic Lap Shear Sandwich Joints in Shear by Tension Loading
  • ASTM D874 Sulfated Ash From Lubricating Oils and Additives