Specialist and Trusted Shear Testing in Derby
Working across the whole of the UK, including Derby and the Midlands, we specialise in providing industrial, commercial and private clients with the most accurate, reliable and highest quality shear testing.
As one of Derby and the Midlands' leading diamond drilling and pull out testing specialists, we provide industrial, private and commercial clients from across Derby and the Midlands 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, accurate and fast testing of a wide range of fixings and fastenings, including screws, nuts and bolts.
It is absolutely essential that you have your fixings, screws, fastenings and bolts accurately, regularly and safely shear tested to avoid potentially costly failures in the future. We therefore take advantage of the very latest and highest quality equipment and materials to accurately, efficiently and quickly carry out shear tests at premises across Derby, the Midlands and the rest of the UK, so arrange your free property survey and no obligation quotation at your convenience by calling our dedicated and experienced diamond drilling and shear testing team on 01474 822785.
How shear testing works
Our specialist shear testing service is one of the most effective and quickest ways of accurately and safely testing fixings and fastenings. Usually, shear forces will cause on 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 accurate, unique and specialist 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 are absolutely imperative, as 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 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 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 that you 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 rigid substrates, layered composites and adhesives. The common rigid substrates that may be shear tested may be composed of woods, metals, composites, ceramics and plastics but usually come in a solid form that is 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 Derby 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.