Home | Test | Compression test

Compression test

 

A cylindrical or prismatic specimen with parallel surfaces is placed between 2 plates of the test machine. The plates then move slowly towards each other. This allows us to determine how a material or component reacts to oppressive loads. 

Can be applied to:

Metals, plastics, composites, 3D prints

 

Test method standards:

ISO 604, ISO 13955, ISO 8515, ASTM 3410

 

Test procedure:

The compression test can be performed on materials as well as product components or full products.  

We have test benches of different strengths (200 kN, 1200 kN), suitable for light to very strong materials. The appropriate test bench is selected according to the size and type of material or component.

You provide us with a sample in a predetermined form and size (according to standard or need) or we prepare the sample in our workshop.

The sample is clamped in the device, then the force is increased at a specified rate until a breakage occurs. This usually takes a few minutes, but can take up to 2 hours. The test provides a stress vs strain diagram from which different parameters are derived. Good for the determination of compression strength, modulus and elongation.

Lead time:

5 business days

 

 

All testscompositesmetalsplasticscoatingsadhesives3D prints

About Sirris Testlabs


Since 1949, Sirris has been helping companies in Belgium to innovate. With our high-tech testing labs and our skilled material experts we want to support the Belgian manufacturing industry in testing and improving its products.

A division of

Accredited by

Located in

Located in

Contact

 

 test@sirris.be

 

+32 493 31 06 40

Copyrights © 2019. All Rights Reserved by Sirris. Check our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.