Dover's Shear Testing Specialists
Working across Kent and the South East, including Dover, we specialise in providing private, commercial and industrial clients with the very best in accurate, trusted and fast shear testing.
As one of Kent and the South East's leading pull out testing and diamond drilling specialists, we provide industrial, commercial and private clients from across Dover and Kent with the highest quality and most accurate shear testing solutions. Designed to quickly and accurately apply stress to a test sample to accurately determine whether it will be able to withstand potential levels of shear and stress forces, our specialist diamond drilling and shear testing service is ideal for the accurate, fast and efficient testing of a range of fastenings and fixings, including nuts, screws and bolts.
It is absolutely imperative that you have your bolts, screws, fixings and fastenings safely, accurately and regularly shear tested to avoid potentially costly failures in the future. We therefore utilise the very latest materials and equipment to efficiently, quickly and accurately carry out shear tests at premises across Kent, including Dover, 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 shear testing service is one of the quickest and most effective ways of accurately testing fastenings and fixings. Usually, shear forces cause one surface of a particular structure or 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 simple sliding motion. Our specialist, accurate and unique tests differ greatly from tension and compression 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?
Stress testing and shear testing is incredibly necessary, given they determine the shear strength of the material or structure 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 fixings and fastenings like bolts and screws. For example, 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 building or structure. That is why it is absolutely essential to have your fixings and fastenings accurately tested by experienced professionals, like the ones here at Southern Drilling.
A wide range of materials tested
There are a wide range of different materials that are frequently tested in shear, including adhesives, rigid substrates and layered composites. The common rigid substrates that may be shear tested may be composed of ceramics, plastics, composites, woods 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 opposite directions in an attempt to slide them apart.
Contact us today to discuss your Dover 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.