Mechanical Testing Lab Services

IMR's Mechanical Testing Lab offers a wide range of testing methods to evaluate metals, polymers, composites and finished products. Whether you need routine tensile testing or a more complex multi-stage fatigue program, we are equipped to provide the right answers, on time. Most testing is completed in three days or less for routine tensilehardness and Charpy impact testing.  More complex tests like fatigue, fracture toughness, and product testing are handled in a timely manner, complete with thorough analyses.

Our fatigue testing frames allow us to simulate various use environments in high and low cycle mode. These frames also enable us to perform fracture toughness and crack growth experiments. With capacities to run comprehensive test plans that include non-ambient temperatures from -320°F to 1800°F, we can perform HCF (High Cycle Fatigue) and LCF (Low Cycle Fatigue) testing and analysis of critical jet and rocket engine materials.

We offer analysis of metals, fiber-reinforced composites, coatings and polymer materials. Mechanical testing of non-metallic materials is available at the Ithaca, NY lab only. Click on one of the mechanical testing images below for more information about these testing methods.

IMR's Creep and Stress Rupture testing lab performs these tests to measure material strength under constant stress, temperature..

Fatigue testing is conducted to examine and evaluate the resistance to cracking of all types of materials under cyclic loading conditions..

Tensile testing is a standard test where a sample is placed in grips and subjected to a controlled tensile force until it fails.

Fracture toughness calculates the ability of a material to resist cracking under increasing loads.

Impact testing provides information on the material's ductility, as well as the temperature-dependent ductile-brittle transition.

Hardness testing is a basic test used to verify raw materials and parts are in the proper condition for their applications.

Bond pull testing accurately measures bond strength, of thermal spray coatings.

DMA testing measures the physical properties of solids and polymer melts, reports modulus and damping.

Welder certification and weld evaluation to AWS, European Directive, and ASME standards.