Blonde female engineer holding papers and monitoring a mechanical testing machine and computer screenMechanical Testing Services

Mechanical testing is a critical part of any product and development process. This form of testing enables developers to gain a better understanding of product vulnerability and quality. Specifically, proper mechanical testing may determine variables such as tensile strength, fracture toughness, impact resistance, and more. Measuring and understanding these variables are important in establishing improved quality control; however, this process is often highly complex for manufacturers and business owners.

JTL America’s team of highly skilled and experienced engineers uses an extensive range of techniques to run comprehensive testing programs for our clients. This includes fatigue testing, tension, and compression testing. Our engineers have the expertise to perform independent analysis and measure characteristics of materials or components for industrial applications.

You can learn more about our first-rate mechanical testing services below or contact us for a fast quote today.

Tension And Compression Testing Overview

We perform tension and compression testing to determine tensile strength, yield strength, and yield point elongation of your product when stretching loads are applied. To put it simply, we test to see if your material will break under tension. More specifically, this form of testing, which pulls apart the sample, determines a sample’s behavior during the application of axial stretching loads. Our experts perform tensile strength testing under controlled or ambient conditions to determine the properties of your material.

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Fatigue Testing Overview

Another key mechanical testing solution offered by our engineers is fatigue testing. This involves the application of cyclic loading to your material to understand how it will perform—specifically, its crack initiation and fatigue life—under similar conditions in actual use. In other words, fatigue testing will help you create products that not only meet quality requirements, but are also safe, strong, and extremely durable.

Globally Accredited Testing Facilities

JTL America has been assessed by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) and meets the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 which is the global standard of quality governing the operation of testing laboratories. There are certain qualifications specific to mechanical testing referenced in this accreditation. These include:

Specific Tests and/or
Properties Measured

Specification, Standard,
Method, or Test Technique

Items, Materials or Product Tested

Key Equipment or Technology

Tension & Compression
Monotonic Testing (-250 000 to 250 000) N(0 to 150) mm
Customer supplied specifications
Laboratory developed specifications approved by the client
Mechanical components: medical, automotive, aerospace, heavy vehicle, agricultural, defense,  consumer products and all metal alloys
Load Frames
Controllers
LVDTs
Load Cells
Force Controlled Cyclic Testing(-250 000 to 250 000) N(0 to 150) mm(0 to 30) Hz
Customer supplied specifications Laboratory developed specifications approved by the client
Mechanical components: medical, automotive, aerospace, heavy vehicle, agricultural, defense, and consumer products
Load Frames
Controllers
LVDTs
Load Cells
Displacement Controlled Cyclic Testing(-250 000 to 250 000) N(0 to 150) mm(0 to 30) Hz
Customer supplied specifications Laboratory developed specifications approved by the client
Mechanical components: medical, automotive, aerospace, heavy vehicle, agricultural, defense, and consumer products
Load Frames
Controllers
LVDTs
Load Cells
Torsional Monotonic Testing(-225 to 225) Nm(0 to 15) Revolutions
Customer supplied specifications Laboratory developed specifications approved by the client
Mechanical components: medical, automotive, aerospace, heavy vehicle, agricultural, defense, and consumer products
Load Frames
Controllers
LVDTs
ADTs
Load Cells
Torque Controlled Cyclic Testing(-225 to 225) Nm(0 to 270) degrees(0 to 5) Hz
Customer supplied specifications Laboratory developed specifications approved by the client
Mechanical components: medical, automotive, aerospace, heavy vehicle, agricultural, defense, and consumer products
Load Frames
Controllers
LVDTs
ADTs
Load Cells
Fracture Toughness Testing(-250 000 to 250 000) N(Up to 5) in
ASTM E399
ASTM B645
ASTM E1820
All Metal Alloys
Load Frames Controllers
LVDTs
COD Gage
Load Cells
Axial Fatigue Testing(Strain and Stress)(-250 000 to 250 000) N
ASTM E466
ASTM E606
All Metal Alloys
Load Frames Controllers
LVDTs
Load Cells
Extensometer

MECHANICAL TEST EQUIPMENT

MTS 810 Material Testing System
The 810 Material Testing System delivers a broad array of testing
capabilities for both low and high force static and dynamic testing.

Force Capacities: 25 kN to 100 kN

1st Calibrated Point as low as 2N

Dynamic Stroke: 152 mm

Materials: plastics to aluminum, composites and steel

Testing capability: Tensile to high cycle fatigue, fracture mechanics, and durability of components

MTS Landmark Floor-Standing and Table-Top
MTS Landmark Systems deliver a broad array of testing capabilities for
both low and high force static and dynamic testing.

Force Capacity: up to 250 kN

1st Calibrated Point as low as 2N

Dynamic Stroke: up to 250 mm

Materials: ranging in strength from plastics to aluminum, composites and steel

Testing capability: tension, compression, bending and fatigue tests; specialized tests for biomedical and biomechanical testing; and durability testing on small components

Automotive Testing Lab Locations

JTL America’s headquarters and mechanical test laboratory is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The vibration and metrology laboratories are located in Livonia, Michigan. This is conveniently located within Southeast Michigan to serve the automotive industry. Our testing facilities hold the accreditation of ISO/IEC 17025:2017; this is the global standard of quality governing the operation of testing laboratories. We have the equipment, certifications, and expertise to conduct high quality, inspections and tests on automotive vehicles and their components.

Get A Fast Quote Today

Our strict quality system strives to deliver accurate and reliable data. With our experienced and skilled technicians, we consistently provide unparalleled quality and innovation to our clients in the automotive industry. Because we value your trust as a client, we implement only the most meticulous processes. For all of your testing needs, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Talk to our team today to learn more about our automotive testing solutions.

Mechanical Testing Lab Locations

The main mechanical testing facilities at JTL America are located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We offer a variety of top quality mechanical tests at this location including tension and compression testing, fatigue testing, etc. This testing facility is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 which is the global standard of quality governing the operation of testing laboratories. JTL America provides fast quotes and accepts projects all throughout Indiana, Michigan, Chicago/Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and more.