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Mechanical Testing

Ensure that your products and materials are suitable for intended applications in all technical and operational aspects for your business needs


What is mechanical testing?

A mechanical test can show whether a material or part is suitable for its intended application, why it fails during use or manufacture, or simply to comply with guidelines and regulations, by measuring key properties and characteristics.

TÜV SÜD services

TÜV SÜD utilises a wide range of methods, standards, and equipment to perform mechanical testing programs aligned with your requirements. Our wide range of mechanical testing services include:

Bond strength
Brittleness and cold crack temperature
- Charpy impact 
- Coating bond strength
Creep
Compression
Deformation
- Density 
DSC (Differential scanning calorimetry)
- Durable characteristics
- Flexural and compressive strength 
FTIR (Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy)
- Hardness (Brinell, Knoop, Rockwell, Vickers)
Heat and humidity resistance 
- Impact strength
Peel testing
Punch and interlaminar shear
- Stress rupture
- Surface tension 
Shear strength 
- Tensile strength
- TGA (Thermogravimetric analysis or thermal gravimetric analysis) 
- TMA (Thermomechanical Analysis) 

products tested 

  • Rail
  • Rail sleeper
  • Structural steel
  • Bolts & nuts
  • Cross laminated timber
  • Polymer matrix composites
  • PVD, geomembrane & geotextile, etc. 

WHY CHOOSE OUR SERVICES FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

TÜV SÜD has decades of experience and is well-versed in all relevant mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering disciplines, providing you with a one-stop source for solutions and interdisciplinary expertise. Our strong reputation ensures that our services meet with a high level of acceptance globally.

We can deliver our testing and inspection services globally with quick turnaround times and personalised service. Our quality control programmes can be customised for the specific testing needs of clients.

The TÜV SÜD certification mark is accepted globally by retailers and consumers as evidence of compliance with all applicable product requirements and standards.

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