Shear Testing Services Across Kent & the South East
We specialise in fast, accurate and reliable shear testing.
Working across Kent and the South East, we provide commercial and industrial clients with the very best in fast and accurate shear testing. Designed to apply stress to a test sample to very quickly assess whether it is able to withstand potential levels of stress and shear forces, our shear testing and diamond drilling service is perfect for the quick and accurate testing of a variety of fixings and fastenings, including nuts, bolts and screws.
Shear testing is extremely important in terms of the safety of people living and working in a building, ensuring that all fixing and fastenings are working as they should. Making sure that shear testing is carried out correctly, professionally and regularly means that you will never have to worry about the safety of the fixtures in any building you work on.
It's important to have your bolts, screws, fastenings and fixings regularly and accurately shear tested to avoid potential failure in the future. We utilise the very latest equipment and materials to quickly and efficiently carry out shear tests at premises across Kent, London, Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex and Essex, so arrange your free property survey and no obligation quotation at your convenience by calling our experienced shear testing and diamond drilling team on 01474 822785.
How shear testing works
Shear testing is a very effective and fast way of accurately testing fixings and fastenings. Generally, shear forces cause one surface of a particular material to move in one direction and the other surface to move in the opposite direction. This ensures that the material involved is stressed in a sliding motion. These tests differ from compression and tension tests, as the forces applied are parallel to the two contact surfaces, meanwhile in tension and compression tests they are perpendicular to the contact surface.
Why is shear testing important?
Shear testing and stress testing is incredibly necessary, given it determines the shear strength of the material and therefore the maximum shear stress that it can withstand before failure occurs. In fact, this is a very important design characteristic of many types of fasteners and fixings like screws and bolts. If a small fastener fails in shear, it could possibly lead to a chain of failures that could lead to the entire destruction of a large structure or building; which is why it's imperative that your fastenings are accurately tested by professionals.
It is also important to have shear testing carried out regularly so that there are no costly repairs or rebuilding work having to be carried out in the future. Not only is shear testing important for the safety of your employees, as well as anyone living and working in the building, it is also imperative for future work on the building.
A wide range of materials tested
There are a variety of materials that are commonly tested in shear, including rigid substrates, layered composites and adhesives. The common rigid substrates that may be shear tested may be composed of composites, ceramics, woods, plastics and metals but usually come in a solid form that's often used as building materials or fasteners. We will also test adhesives, as these are likely to experience shear stress when the materials are pulled in opposing directions in an attempt to slide them apart.
Based in Rochester, Kent, we work throughout Kent, London, Surrey, Sussex, Essex, Hampshire and the rest of the UK, providing the very best in shear testing and diamond drilling services. We have recently carried out shear testing and stress testing services for commercial and industrial clients in Bromley, Chatham, Canterbury, Dover, Faversham, Maidstone, Dartford, Ashford, Beckenham, Gillingham, Portsmouth, Orpington, Southampton, Hastings, Croydon, Chelmsford, London, Colchester, Birmingham, Stevenage, Hemel Hempstead, Basildon, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Rochester.
Contact us today to discuss your shear testing and stress testing requirements with one of our helpful and friendly team; who will arrange your free property survey and no obligation shear testing quotation at your convenience.