Mechanical Testing

Mechanical testing is used to establish the expected mechanical performance of a material, such as its strength, ductility, and toughness. Caulfield Engineering performs all standard materials testing techniques such as hardness testing, tensile and compression testing, Charpy Impact testing, and fracture toughness testing. Caulfield Engineering’s engineers are also highly skilled in the analysis of these test results and apply the information gleaned from these results in design analysis and failure analysis investigations.

Standard & Custom Material Performance Testing

Caulfield Engineering also performs customized testing of materials and equipment that cannot be tested using traditional techniques. In these situations, Caulfield Engineering can design and build test fixtures to meet almost any mechanical testing need. If you have a component or system that requires a custom test design, Caulfield Engineering has the experience to turn your test vision into a reality. Some of the types of custom fixtures that Caulfield Engineers have designed, built, and tested include but are not limited to:

  • Forklift mast fatigue fixture
  • Steering gear impact tester
  • Gun component wear tester
  • Abrasive wear tester
  • Fuel tank puncture resistance fixture
  • Spot weld evaluation fixture
  • Seatback test fixture