Mechanical Testing

Mechanical Testing with METL

METL is a equipped with a full mechanical testing lab for routine testing as well as customized projects and fixtures. Our mechanical testing is supported by an in-house machine shop capable of preparing precision test specimens from a wide variety of materials. We offer traditional sectioning methods alongside EDM sectioning, low-stress grinding and highly accurate milling and lathe turning.

Tensile Testing

We perform tensile testing on a variety of materials in accordance with ASTM E8. We can fabricate standard specimens in our machine shop as well as custom fixtures for more unique requirements. Tensile testing of selected non-metallic materials is also available. Give us a call to see what we can do for you!

Applicable Specifications

ASTM E8, ASTM B557, ASTM A370, ASTM D638, ASTM D1414, ASTM D412


Discover the hardness of the materials you are working with. We test in Rockwell, Brinell, and superficial scales. We can also perform microhardness on polished samples in Vickers and Knoop scales.

Applicable Specifications

ASTM E18, ASTM E384, ASTM E10, ASTM D2240

Furnace Certification for Aluminum

METL provides metallographic and mechanical testing to certify aluminum heat treat furnaces. Testing is in accordance with standards such as AMS 2772, MIL-H-6088 and others.

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Shear Testing

Our shear testing capabilities include fastener, double lap, and single lap shear tests. Custom diameter fixturing is available upon request.

Applicable Specifications

ASTM F606, ASTM B565, MIL-STD-1312-13

Charpy Impact

Charpy V-notch testing measures the energy absorption of a material during fracture. For many materials, notch toughness is a critical property. METL can produce Charpy specimens that meet the tight tolerances required by industry specifications and test them over a wide range of temperatures.

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This test is designed to identify potential embrittling conditions and/or the effectiveness of mitigation methods that are used to limit hydrogen damage during special processing on higher strength steel parts.

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METL can perform stress-rupture testing on both smooth and notched combination bars depending on your specification requirements.

Applicable Specifications

ASTM E139, ASTM E292

Elevated Temperature Tensile Testing

Require tensile testing for high temperature environments? Let us help! Mounted oven chambers give us the ability to test your material in a wide range of temperatures.

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We provide third-party testing to ensure viability and reliability


As an independent laboratory we have the freedom to offer extremely competitive rates without compromising our integrity.

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With Over 45 years of service to customers of many industries, you can trust that you are getting the highest quality results.

Fast Service

We work with your schedule. Need your results by a specific date? Let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements.

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