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Birmingham's Shear Testing Specialists

Working across Birmingham and the Midlands, we specialise in the provision of reliable, fast and accurate shear testing.

As one of the UK and the Midlands' leading diamond drilling and pull out testing specialists, we provide industrial, commercial and private clients from across Birmingham with the very best in fast and accurate shear testing solutions. Designed to accurately and quickly apply stress to a test sample to determine whether it will be able to withstand potential levels of stress and shear forces, our diamond drilling and shear testing service is perfect for the fast and accurate testing of a range of fixings and fastenings, including screws, nuts and bolts.

It's incredibly vital to have your fastenings, bolts, fixings and screws regularly and accurately shear tested to avoid potentially costly failures in the future. We therefore utilise the very latest equipment and materials to quickly and efficiently undertake shear tests at premises across Birmingham and the Midlands, 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 one of the most effective and fast 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 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 highly necessary, given it determines the shear strength of the material and therefore the maximum shear stress that it is able to withstand before failure begins. In fact, this is one of the most important 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 chain of failures that could lead to the entire destruction of a large structure or building. That's why it is very important to have your fastenings and fixings are accurately tested by experienced professionals. 

A wide range of materials shear tested across birmingham

There are a wide range of materials that are commonly tested in shear, including adhesives, rigid substrates and layered composites. The common rigid substrates that may be shear tested may be composed of ceramics, metals, plastics, woods and composites 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 opposing directions in an attempt to slide them apart.

Contact us today to discuss your Birmingham 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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