01474 822785

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Essex's Leading Shear Testing Specialists

Working for commercial, industrial and private clients across the South East, including Essex, we specialise in providing the most accurate, reliable and highest quality shear testing.  

As one of the South East's leading diamond drilling and pull out testing specialists, we provide private, industrial and commercial clients from across Essex with the most accurate and highest quality shear testing solutions. Designed to accurately, safely 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 variety of fixings and fastenings, including bolts, screws and nuts. 

It is absolutely vital that you have your screws, fixings, fastenings and bolts accurately, regularly and safely shear tested to avoid potentially costly failures in the future. We therefore utilise the very latest and highest qualityt equipment and materials to efficiently, accurately and quickly undertake shear tests at premises across Essex and the South East, 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 professional and specialist 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 makes sure that the material involved is stressed in a simple sliding motion. Our unique, accurate 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 incredibly important, given that they determine the shear strength of the structure or material and therefore the maximum shear stress that it is able to withstand before any failure begins. In fast, this is actually one of the most important and vital design characteristics of many types of fastenings and fixings like screws and bolts. 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 destruction of an entire structure or large building. That is why it is incredibly essential to have your fastenings and fixings accurately tested by experienced and highly skilled 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, rigid substrates and adhesives. The common rigid substrates that may be shear tested may be composed of woods, merals, ceramics, composites 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 Essex 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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