With diverse material capability, ALS can provide the right mechanical testing to answer your material property questions.
ALS’s mechanical testing services brings the science of mechanical property testing to most material types.
ALS proudly delivers reliable NATA endorsed testing services, with prompt advice and efficient reporting priority. To further explore ALS’s NATA accreditation and find the relevant contact details for your mechanical testing, contact our mechanical testing team.
Welder Qualifications & Procedure Qualifications
ALS provides welder qualifications and procedure qualifications (WPS, PQR) including:
Hardness testing is used to determine a material’s characteristics and functionality. The test assesses the level of mechanical resistance one material has to the mechanical penetration of another, harder body.
There are a variety of hardness testing methods employed at ALS including Vickers hardness, Vickers microhardness, Brinell hardness, and Rockwell hardness.
Bend testing is a method of determining a variety of factors surrounding a material’s ductility, the bend and fracture strength, along with the material’s resistance to fracturing.
Impact testing is used to observe and assess a material during a collision or shock landing, specifically assessing the material’s ability to absorb energy.
Shear testing encompasses a variety of loading schemes aimed at assessing shear strain, stress and modulus by applying force to a specimen until fracture occurs. This testing is most commonly performed on metals, adhesives and composites.
Fillet break tests are a form a testing used to examine the weld root under tension, and specifically examine this root’s penetration in a destructive manner.
Nick break testing is a form of destructive testing, designed to test a weld’s quality, and if present, identify internal defects such as burnt metal, slag inclusions and lack of fusion.
Compression and tensile testing are two of the most common mechanical testing methods. With compression testing, the test looks to assess the behaviour of a material when crushing loads are applied. Whereas tensile testing assesses a specimen’s tensile strength, yield strength along with the material’s ductility.
Both compression and tensile testing are performed on universal mechanical testing equipment.
ALS provides comprehensive on-site and off-site chemical analysis of metals, alloys and corrosion products for all types of industry. This chemical analysis and testing is critical for regulatory compliance and providing clients with confidence in their products quality.
ALS provides chemical analysis of metallic materials using the following methods:
- X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
- Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES)
- Through Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), ALS also provides analysis (e.g. EDAX/ EDS) to determine composition of microstructural elements and corrosion by products.