kA Testing Laboratory have installed equipment for performing Tensile, Flexural & Compression tests – these tests are able to be run on finished products or raw materials.

Tensile Testing
The Tensile or tension test is used to test how a material will react to forces being applied in tension. By performing these tests, you will discover the materials strength along with how much it will elongate. As you continue to pull on the material until it breaks you will obtain a complete tensile profile.

Flexural Testing
The Flexural test is used to test the materials flexural strength. kA Testing Facility offer a 3-point test where force is applied to a single point on the sample material bending it into a “V” shape. This test is ideal for testing of a specific location on your material.

 The most common materials requiring Flexural Testing are Plastics, Composites, Concrete & Ceramics

Compression Testing
The Compression test is the simulation of a crushing load onto a material. By undergoing a compression test you can determine the elastic limit, proportional limit, yield point/strength & compressive strength of your product.

Test Samples
Test samples for the above tests are defined by the product standards if you are unsure of what you need to provide please contact us for assistance.
If you have a finished product and are interested in discussing R&D type testing to discover how your products cope with any of the above testing, please contact us.