If you sell your own products, you want to make sure everything that you send to your customers is in great condition. Being happy with your products will mean they will likely order from you again and this is great for your business. Fortunately, you can ensure your products are at their best by doing mechanical testing. To help you get started, below are three different types of this testing so you can decide what you need to do with the products that you own.
Check Indentation Hardness of Product
If you have a mechanical engineering company and sells steel products, you should always do an indentation hardness test on everything that goes out. With this type of test, a special machine puts a small indentation in the metal. The machine uses different pressures. This test is done to see if an indentation can be made and if so how deep it will go. This will tell you how strong your product is.
If the machine can do an indentation, you need to do what you can to make your product much stronger until an indentation cannot be made.
Check Tension of Product
Tension testing, sometimes called tensile testing, is another type of mechanical testing you should do. With this, a special machine is used to put tension on the product until it breaks. This will show you the strength of the product. For example, if it only takes a small amount of tension for the product to break than the average user will likely be able to break it.
You can check the tension of a variety of materials, such as films, adhesives, rubbers, composites, fabrics, metals, and paper.
This is beneficial because if the product fails the tensile testing much too early, this allows you to either make the current material stronger or choose a different material to make the product.
Check Strength of Impact
You can check the impact for a variety of materials, including ceramics, composites, plastics, metals, and woods. During this test a pendulum is used. This pendulum has grooves and during the test it moves back and forth over the product. As it moves it slowly moves down until the product is broken. Different temperatures will also be used. For example, it can show you how much cold or heat the product can stand.
Contact a company that does mechanical testing and they can go over this information with you in much more detail.