Polymer Mechanical Testing Services

MECHANICAL TESTING SERVICES FOR POLYMER, COMPOSITE, AND ELASTOMERIC MATERIALS 

Mechanical testing of polymers is used to determine the mechanical properties of a polymeric material. It can be used to evaluate a material independent of its geometry and also at defined geometrical conditions. There are a wide variety of mechanical testing methods that can be performed when evaluating a material, but the goals for testing are common:

  • Obtain material properties and characterizations for Finite Element Analysis
  • Check the quality of your cure cycle with simple tests such as tensile testing and short beam shear
  • Test different material lots or batches for comparison

There is often more than one form of mechanical test that can be used to evaluate a given mechanical property. To find out more about IMR's mechanical testing of polymers capabilities, click on the images below. To request a quote, click the button below.

TENSILE TESTING SERVICES

IMR has load frame capabilities from 1lb up to 27,000 lbs for mechanical testing, using a wide variety of grips and extensometry. 

COMPRESSION TESTING LAB

IMR performs a variety of compression tests using ASTM based fixtures, as well as strain gaging, for the most accurate data.

FLEXURAL TESTING LAB

IMR utilizes a variety of 3 pt. and 4 pt. bend fixtures, allowing for specimens of all sizes,  to determine material characteristics.

LAP SHEAR TESTING LAB

The purpose of the test is to assess adhesive properties or bond quality when it is undesirable to exceed the yield point of the adherend in tension. 

CUSTOM TESTING PROGRAMS

Contact our experienced team of engineers and lab technicians with your challenges and we'll collaborate with you to develop solutions.  

CUSTOM WATERJET CUTTING

The water jet cutting process is an effective form of precision cold-cutting for preparing materials for testing samples.