What It Takes to Do the Perfect Tensile Test

How Do I Select the Perfect Tensile Tester?

Though the name TensileMill CNC Inc. is globally recognized as the producers of tensile specimen preparation machines, you will be pleased to learn that we are also capable of providing you with Tensile Testing Equipment meeting all the latest international industry standards. We achieve this by collaborating with industry giants who produce Tensile Testing equipment in United States and around the globe.

Our established and highly reputable partners are hand picked based on their reflection of our philosophies. These philosophies include the ultimate customer experience; user-friendly, efficient and cost-effective solutions; and superior aftersales technical support to keep your projects moving forward glitch free. Together we offer years of field experience coupled with hands-on knowledge of industry's best practices for sample preparation methods and materials testing. All this serves as the foundation for matching end-users with quality tensile testing equipment.

We encourage you to submit your technical specifications using the submission form below to be matched with the optimal manufacturer of Tensile Testers for your specific application - today!

How Do I Select the Perfect Tensile Tester?

How Do I Select the Perfect Tensile Tester?

When selecting a tensile testing machine, there are a number of factors that must be considered. Whether you're upgrading in quality or functionality, or have the decision to move your materials testing in-house, you want to avoid buying a machine that doesn't meet the range of testing or materials for your needs. Of course you will be guided by the type of testing - tensile, compression, fatigue, etc. - and the ASTM or ISO standards for the market your product will enter. Other factors to consider when selecting the perfect tensile tester include:

Maximum Speed - at which the system performs can be determined by looking at the machines specifications for motor speeds actuator performance, and drive horsepower.

Maximum Load - required for testing your material will determine the machine size, and if a table-top model is an option or if your testing requires a free-standing, floor model. The maximum loading will also dictate power choices such as hydraulic or electromechanical.

Test Calculations - are a crucial factor when selecting a tester with the right control system. Discuss whether your testing can be completed with a stand-alone digital controller or for extensive calculations and embedded standards libraries, a tester with PC-based software may be required.

Grips and Fixtures - for holding work samples in place, pneumatic grips, manual grips, or rope and thread grips have their specific applications depending on the industry or the specimen geometry. Sometimes a custom fixture may be required for unique shapes and sizes of test samples.

TensileMill CNC Inc. is partnered with a number of reputable North American and European manufacturers of Tensile Testing equipment. To make the process of selecting the right manufacturer painless for you, we had created an easy submission form below

Additional Considerations When Choosing The Right Tensile Tester

Additional Considerations When Choosing The Right Tensile Tester

Tensile Testers are manufactured by various companies around world. We suggest you ask the following questions when selecting the right manufacturer for you tensile testing operations:

  • Is the company established and has a good reputation?
  • Can I contact organizations who currently have their equipment ?
  • Is the company quick in replying to service and support inquiries?
  • Where are the machines manufactured?
  • Are the spare parts readily available and easily replaceable?
  • What maintenance measures does the machine require?
  • What is the expected life expectancy of the machine?

By submitting your Tensile Testing Machine request in the form below you will be connected with the optimal manufacturing facility meeting your technical needs. Once you've been matched with the right tensile tester manufacturer, you can confirm the answers to the above questions to your best satisfaction.

How Do I Prepare the Perfect Tensile Specimen?

How Do I Prepare the Perfect Tensile Specimen?

In the past, when manufacturers needed specific materials property data, they had to ship out their raw specimen batches of material to a speciality testing facility for preparation. These facilities would then mill the materials to create a tensile specimen and then test the specimen on a Tensile Tester to identify the material properties.

More recently, manufacturing facilities have recognized the value of bringing the test equipment in-house, as a means of saving time and money. They also gain the benefits of having hands-on control over what constitutes a quality material standard, what testing method is most efficient, and under what conditions the most reliable data is obtained. Additionally, this process saves weeks of time and the investment is easily justifiable in a relatively short period of time.

You now can prepare the perfect tensile specimen with just a few button pushes by investing in an affordable, industrial grade tensile sample preparation machine. If you have a high test volume or want more control in preparing test samples, there are manufacturing distributors who provide designated tensile specimen preparation equipment to be used in-house. One prominent example of a quality tensile specimen preparation equipment provider is TensileMill CNC Inc., a manufacturing distributor of both flat and round specimen preparation machines.

TensileMill's equipment is known for superior ease-of-use, accuracy and efficiency of tensile specimen preparation in accordance to ASTM, ISO, DIN and JIS standards for virtually all types of materials. These machines feature intuitive software allowing ease of operation by any level of engineer experience. For testing, manufacturing or production facilities that require preparation of tensile samples, you will greatly benefit from learning more about TensileMill CNC's line up of tensile sample preparation equipment.

How Do I Perform the Perfect Tensile Test?

How Do I Perform the Perfect Tensile Test?

Tensile Testing will expose the sample to a controlled amount of tension until failure occurs. During this test, other material properties can also be determined to guide design or production teams in making product or component improvements. Measurements of direct properties such as breaking strength, reduction in area, maximum elogation, and the ultimate tensile strength of the material can be used to determine other analytic properties through engineering calculations.

The tensile specimen is prepared depending on the test method or equipment being used and the specifications governing the type of material being tested. Usually a sample cross-section will feature a specimen with large, grippable shoulders and a gage section between the shoulders. The smaller gage section is where the controlled deformation and failure test is performed.

The specimens are prepared with either a square or round gage cross-section. The shoulder areas must be ample enough to permit a firm grip by the testing fixture. This gage length may vary depending on the standard specs being followed or the country ISO standards being used - and will also change in relation to the specimen diameter or cross-sectional area. The most common tensile testing guidelines can be found in ASTM D638.

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Contact TensileMill CNC Inc. to learn more about how easy preparing and testing tensile specimen in-house can be. When you partner with the right companies with the right equipment, your tensile testing procedures will become hassle free, cost-effective, and provide an accurate method for preparing and testing your tensile specimens.