Materials testing and mechanical testing are important functions employed across nearly all industries for both research and development and quality control.  To service the vast array of testing applications, ADMET offers a wide range of materials testing machines that vary in size, force capacity and speed and can be equipped with environmental chambers and fluid baths for testing in in-situ like conditions. Our software and controllers are also flexible enough for users to perform their own specialized tests.  

Materials testing machines are measurement systems and industry requires that the measurements are both accurate and repeatable.  ADMET testing systems meet both ASTM and ISO calibration standards for accuracy and repeatability and are backed by an ADMET service organization that is ISO17025 certified. 

Material testing is essential for several reasons, including ensuring safety, reliability, and quality in various applications. Here are some key reasons why you might need material testing:

Safety – Ensuring that materials meet safety standards is critical in preventing accidents or failures, especially in industries such as aerospace, automotive, construction, and energy. Material testing can help identify potential weaknesses and ensure materials are fit for their intended purpose. An example where safety is directly related to material testing is bridge material and construction.  Although material failure is not the sole reason for bridge failures, materials testing is a crucial step for selecting the right materials, validating the bridge design and verifying the construction process as the bridge is being built. Read more here.

Quality Control – Material testing allows manufacturers and suppliers to maintain consistent quality in their products. This can help to build a strong reputation, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce the likelihood of product recalls or defects.

When determining the test criteria, quality control professionals will look into mimicking how products will actually be used. Consequently, a test regime to subject a product to real-world conditions may include multiple loading profiles (tension, compression, peel, torsion, cyclic fatigue etc.) under a range of environmental conditions (freezing temperatures, corrosive environments, etc.).  ADMET machines are performing end-use product tests on  solar panels, mattresses, watch bands, hip and shoulder implant prostheses, vascular stents, egg cartoons, and more.