Mechanical testing - Static testing

In the RMS Foundation the following methods of physical and mechanical testing of metallic, polymeric and ceramic materials are at your disposal. All testing services have been accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025.

Tensile test, compression test, bend test

Static and quasi-static tensile, compression, and flexural tests of metallic, polymeric and ceramic samples to determine the tensile strength, the yield strength, the elongation at rupture, the reduction of cross sectional area and the modulus of elasticity as well as graphic plotting of the test values.

Equipment: Zwick tensile testing machines 1475 and Z250 and Zwicki-Line Z5.0 with Software testXpert II (force and displace-ment according to accuracy class 0.5 - 1.0 to DIN EN ISO 7500-1 or DIN EN ISO 9513 respectively)

Contact: Stefan Röthlisberger+41 32 644-2027

Please read more on «Mechanical testing» in our Newsletter No. 5

Torsional test

The static and quasi-static torsional tests of metallic and polymeric samples as well as of devices and components are used to determine the torsional stiffness, the torsional strengths and the resulting twisting angles, as well as to measure the tightening/loosening moments. Tests are optionally combined with axial tension or compression loads.

Equipment: Torsion testing machine Zwick TL500 (Software testXpert II)

Contact: Christian Wälti+41 32 644-2031

Please read more on "Mechanical testing" in our Newsletter No. 5

Static testing of devices and components

Static and quasi-static tensile, compression, and bend tests of devices and components to determine the strength, stiffness, and elasticity as well as graphic plotting of the test values.

Equipment: Zwick tensile testing machines 1475 and Z250 and Zwicki-Line Z5.0 with Software testXpert II (force and displace-ment according to accuracy class 0.5 - 1.0 to DIN EN ISO 7500-1 or DIN EN ISO 9513 respectively)

Contact: Christian Wälti+41 32 644-2031

Vickers hardness test

Hardness test of metallic and non-metallic materials according to the test procedure of Vickers.

Equipment: Vickers hardness testing device UHL VMH-002V (up to HV2)

Contact: Stefan Röthlisberger+41 32 644-2027

Shore hardness test

Hardness test of polymers and rubbers according to the test procedure of Shore A und D.

Equipment: Type A Durometer / Type D Durometer

Contact: Stefan Röthlisberger+41 32 644-2027

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