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Explained: Learn More About Universal Testing Machines

Universal Testing Machines or UTMs are used to perform various critical functions in the manufacturing and testing industry. From tensile testing to compression testing, Qualitest’s wide range of UTMs are used for different purposes by our clients around the world. It’s known widely as Universal Testing Machines as these machines can perform a variety of tests on a diverse range of materials, components, and structures. Most UTM models are modular, and can be adapted to fit customer needs.

Universal Testing Machine Usage 

Tensile Testing: One of the most common uses of a UTM is tensile testing.The machine is used to determine the strength of the material and how much it can be stretched. It is also used to check how much tension the material can absorb before reaching its breaking point. Explore Qualitest’s tensile testing equipment

Bend Testing: Another common use of a UTM is bend testing. The UTM can be used to measure the flexural strength and flexural modulus of a material.These tests are largely conducted to determine the ductility or strength of a material.A basic bend test is performed on a UTM by placing a specimen on two support anvils and bending it through applied force in order to measure its properties. Explore Qualitest’s range of Bend testing equipment.

Compression Testing: Bend Testing  Another common use of a UTM is bend testing. The UTM can be used to measure the flexural strength and flexural modulus of a material.These tests are largely conducted to determine the ductility or strength of a material. A basic bend test is performed on a UTM by placing a specimen on two support anvils and bending it through applied force in order to measure its properties. Explore Qualitest’s range of Bend testing equipment

Shear Testing: Shear testing involves applying force to a material in a parallel direction. These tests are often used to determine uniformity of the material. The most common use of a shear test is to determine the shear strength, which is the maximum shear stress that the material can withstand before it shears or slides apart. Explore Qualitest’s range of Shear testing equipment

Beyond the above mentioned most common tests, UTMs can be used for various other purposes. Qualitest’s team of experts can help you navigate through our range of equipment and help you with the best product suitable for your needs. Contact us today!.

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Considerations When Choosing A Universal Testing Machine

A lot of us may be wondering what to consider before getting a UTM. There are various factors to consider to ensure the UTM meets all your requirements. Here are a few big ones:

  1. All materials in the market must comply with the various international standards. Therefore, it’s crucial to determine the  ASTM or ISO standard first.
  2. It’s also important to determine the maximum load needed to test thematerial. That will help you select the right Universal Testing Machine,small or big. The force capacity of the UTM ultimately determines the size of the system.
  3. You must also determine what purpose you will be using the UTMs for.For instance, you may need it for sheer and bend testing today, but for tensile testing in the future. Having a foresight will help you choose theright UTM and reduce cost.
  4. The maximum speed needed to conduct the test must be determined before purchasing a UTM. It’s an important factor to consider for static tests versus dynamic fatigue tests.
  5. Grips or fixtures need to chosen based on overall requirements of your material test. Depending on the type of specimen being tested, the grips or fixtures purchased could be beneficial or hurt overall results.Therefore, it’s best to have a foresight on this as well.

There are various other considerations that one must make before purchasing a Universal Testing Machine. Qualitest can help you make the right choice With our extensive testing supplier network and mature understanding of customer needs, we serve the industry as a one-stop-shop for reliable cutting-edge testing instruments.

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