Mechanical Testing Laboratory
The mechanical testing laboratory at SGS MSi provides tensile testing, weld testing and Charpy Impact testing each business day for over 30 different industries. The testing capacity for the tensile machines allows for the tensile testing of wires as small as .001" diameter up to bars 2.6" in diameter based on material and load requirements.
SGS MSi's testing capability includes the following tests, examinations, and machining capabilities:
- Tensile Testing – ASTM E8
- Charpy Impact – ASTM E23 (V Notch )
- ISO 148- 1,2 U Notch
- Fastener Tensile and Proof Load Testing
- Surface Roughness Testing – ASME B46
- Bend Testing – ASTM A370 and AWS B4.0
The global manufacturing environment requires the understanding and accreditation to provide testing for many European testing specifications. The different specifications require our engineering staff to have considerable client contact before, during and after the project is completed. Many times the clients require outside agencies to provide inspection personnel to oversee the testing. This is typical in the nuclear and shipbuilding industries.
Mechanical testing services can mean many things to different industries. It is our job to understand the differences between testing procedures. Whether ASTM or ISO test methods, our staff of engineers will review the client test request and discuss the testing BEFORE proceeding. This provides an opportunity for dialogue between the client and the engineer so all the client’s needs and requirements will be addressed.