Learn all you need to know about flexural testing, bond strength testing, compression testing, creep testing and many other testing types.
Adhesion Testing Adhesion is the bond strength measurement of a coating to a substrate. When an adhesive is bonded to an item ... Read More... Bending/Flexural Testing Generally, there are two types of bending tests: 3-point bend and 4-point bend. The materials that are tested using the ... Read More... Bond Strength Testing Bond strength generally involves determining the stress required to rupture a bond formed by an adhesive between two metal blocks. ... Read More... Break Strength Testing One of the most common of all testing requirements is the determination of break strength. Break strength is generally the ... Read More... Coefficient of Friction Testing Coefficient of friction (COF) is the maximum value of the frictional force divided by the normal force. Coefficient of friction (COF) ... Read More... Compression Testing Compression testing is a very common testing method that is used to establish the compressive force or crush resistance of ... Read More... Creep Testing Creep testing should be conducted using a material tester, since speed control is critical to measuring the deformation over time. ... Read More... Crush Resistance Testing Crush resistance testing involves the measurement of a compressive load to a point when a sample deforms, fractures, shatters or ... Read More... Deformation Testing Deformation testing evaluates the effect that load has on the shape of a sample. It is the measurement of a ... Read More... Delamination/Peel Strength Testing A climbing drum test is a typical peel testing method used to determine the delamination characteristics of adhesives used to ... Read More... Ductility Testing Ductility involves determining the extent by which a material can withstand plastic deformation without rupture. Bend test for ductility provides a ... Read More... Durability Testing The durability performance of various adhesives is performed to assess the overall durability of a given adhesive. Lap-shear joints should be ... Read More... Elastic Limit Testing Determining the elastic limit of a material involves the measurement of the greatest stress that can be applied to a ... Read More... Elongation Testing The increase in a sample’s gauge length measured after a rupture or break divided by the sample’s original gauge length ... Read More... Flexural Strength Testing Flexural testing is used to determine the flex or bending properties of a material. Sometimes referred to as a transverse ... Read More... Friction Testing Coefficient of Friction (COF) is the maximum value of the frictional force divided by the normal force. Coefficient of Friction (COF) ... Read More... Modulus of Elasticity Testing Modulus of elasticity (or Young’s Modulus) is a measurement of the rate of change of strain as a function of ... Read More... Peel Strength Testing Peel strength is generally used to measure the bond strength of a material, typically an adhesive. Peel strength is the average ... Read More... Puncture Testing Puncture strength testing Puncture strength tests are used to determine the puncture or rupture characteristics of a material. This is generally ... Read More... Rupture Testing Rupture testing, synonymous with puncture strength testing, is used to determine the puncture or rupture characteristics of a material. This ... Read More... Shear Strength Testing Shear testing is performed to determine the shear strength of a material. It measures the maximum shear stress that may ... Read More... Stress-Relaxation Testing This test method is used to determine a sample’s creep properties when subjected to a prolonged tensile or compressive load ... Read More... Tear Resistance Testing Tear resistance testing can be found in plastic film, paper and textile industries. Tear resistance is the measurement of a ... Read More... Tear Strength Testing Tear strength is the tensile force required to rupture a pre-slit woven fabric sample under controlled conditions. Edge tearing strength ... Read More... Tensile Testing One of the most common testing methods, tensile testing, is used to determine the behavior of a sample while an ... Read More... Toughness Testing Toughness is the measurement of a material’s resistance to break, fracture or rupture. It is usually measured in units of ... Read More... Young’s Modulus Testing ‘Young’s Modulus’ or modulus of elasticity is a measurement of the rate of change of strain as a function of ... Read More...