Understanding material performance

Materials Mechanical Properties Testing

Materials mechanical properties testing is a critical step in understanding how your materials will perform or react under a wide variety of stresses. We can assist you in evaluating and understanding your material’s properties, from tensile strength to thermal analysis and beyond with a broad range of material mechanical properties testing services, specialising in metals, advanced composites, polymers, ceramic composites, and many more in projects large and small.

Materials Mechanical Properties Testing Methods

The key principle of materials testing is the mechanical loading of a specimen or material up to a certain deformation or to break. The material properties, which come as a result of this, are shown through material characteristics.
There are several test methods which can be applied in materials testing:

  • Tensile Testing​
  • Bend Testing​
  • Impact Testing​
  • Hardness Testing​
  • Macroscopic Testing​
  • Replica Testing​

Why perform Materials Testing
Materials Testing may be the first step in a design process, an in-between step during production and/or operation, the last step in the manufacturing process and all the above!
Material selection process
When selecting a material for a particular purpose its properties need to be tested vs specifications in order to be considered fit for use.
Quality control
By evaluating materials, and their applications you can ensure that they fulfil the purpose for which they were designed.
Predicting behaviour
Temperature variation, stresses, and corrosive environments alter material properties and behaviour; predicting this is central to preventing failure and providing solutions.
Does my industry need Materials Testing?

Newtron Technologies provides a comprehensive range of Materials Properties Testing and analysis that supports industrial, and military clients among others.


The following test methods cover procedures, definitions and specifications for the materials mechanical properties testing of steels, stainless steels, and related alloys. They are used to determine properties required in the product specifications. Standard methods of testing are to be followed to obtain reproducible and comparable results.  Here are the most commonly followed organisations in the world for creating Materials mechanical testing standards and codes:

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