Trusted Shear Testing in Faversham
Working across Faversham and Kent, we specialise in providing the highest quality, most accurate and trusted shear testing to industrial, commercial and private clients.
As one of Kent and the South East's leading diamond drilling and pull out testing specialists, we provide industrial, private and commercial clients from across Faversham and Kent 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 perfect for the accurate, efficient and fast testing of a range of fixings and fastenings, including bolts, screws and nuts.
It is absolutely essential that you have all your bolts, fastenings, screws and fixings accurately, safely and regularly shear tested to avoid potentially costly failures in the future. We therefore utilise the very latest equipment and materials to accurately, efficiently and quickly carry out shear tests at premises across Kent and Faversham, 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 today on 01474 822785.
How shear testing works
Our specialist shear testing service is one of the most effective and quickest ways of safely and 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 accurate, unique and specialist shear 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 absolutely imperative, 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 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 and dedicated professionals, like the ones here at Southern Drilling.
A wide range of materials tested
There are a multitude 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 plastics, composites, woods, metals and ceramics 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 Faversham 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.