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Fast, Safe and Effective Shear Testing in Ashford

Working across Kent and the South East, including Ashford, we specialise in providing industrial, private and commercial clients with the very best in reliable, fast and accurate shear testing.

As one of the South East's leading diamond drilling and pull out testing specialists, we provide private, commercial and industrial clients from across Kent and Ashford with the most accurate and highest quality shear testing solutions. Designed to accurately and quickly apply stress to a test sample to accurately determine whether it will be able to withstand potential levels of stress and shear forces, our specialist diamond drilling and shear testing service is ideal for the efficient, fast and accurate testing of a range of fixings and fastenings, including bolts, screws and nuts.

It is absolutely essential that you have your fastenings, bolts, fixings and screws regularly, safely and accurately shear tested to avoid potentially costly failures in the future. We therefore utilise the very latest equipment and materials to accurately, quickly and efficiently undertake shear tests at premises across Kent, including Ashford, so arrange your free property survey and no obligation quotation at your convenience by calling our experienced and dedicated shear testing and diamond drilling team on 01474 822785

How shear testing works

Our shear testing service is one of the most effective and quickest ways of accurately testing fixings and fastenings. Usually, shear forces cause one surface of a particular material or structure 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 simple sliding motion. Our unique, specialist and accurate tests differ greatly from compression and tension tests, as the forces applied are parallel to the two contact surfaces, meanwhile in compression and tension tests they are perpendicular to the contact surface.  

Why is shear testing important?

Shear testing and stress testing is incredibly necessary, given they determine the shear strength of the structure or material and therefore the maximum shear stress that it is able to withstand before failure begins. In fact, this is actually one of the most vital design characteristics of many types of fastenings and fixings like screws and bolts. For instance, if a small fastener fails in shear, it could potentially lead to a much bigger chain of failures that could even lead to the entire destruction of a large structure or building. That is why it is absolutely essential to have your fastenings and fixings accurately tested by experienced professionals, like the ones here at Southern Drilling.  

A wide range of materials tested

There are a wide variety of different materials that are frequently tested in shear, including layered composites, adhesives and rigid substrates. The common rigid substrates that may be shear tested may be composed of woods, composites, ceramics, metals and plastics but usually come in a solid form that's often used as fasteners or building materials. We will also test adhesives, as these are likely to experience shear stress when the materials are pulled in opposite directions in an attempt to slide them apart.  

Contact us today to discuss your Ashford 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.

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