The history of human progress defines materials innovation.
The materials that go into all manner of products, equipment, and technologies we rely upon everyday must be thoroughly tested for safety, performance, and other criteria, before the first product can come off the assembly line.
The testing of materials enables engineers and designers to choose the best material for a particular use. Knowing a material's various characteristics; its strengths and weaknesses, its load, stress, and strain parameters under varying environmental conditions, is essential to safe, efficient and cost effective design.
A material may be subjected to:
Fracture Toughness Testing
and many other test, in order to determine its many properties and potential uses.
Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research has earned a worldwide reputation as a leader in Materials Testing for the Aerospace, Nuclear, Automotive, and Medical Industries. With over 130,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art Material Testing, Research & Development, Machining, and Heat-Treating capacity, WMT&R is known for its quick turn-around times and uncompromised quality of results.
WMT&R test many types of materials including: Composites, Ceramic Matrix Composites, Titanium, polymers, common steels, 4340 Steel, Stainless Steels, A2 Tool Steel, Inconel 718, Aluminum 7050, and Aluminum Lithium 2195, and many others.
We also test fasteners, finished products and parts including aluminum castings and extrusions.