Fastener Testing

Service Detail from Element Materials Technology

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By identifying potential problems and flaws early, Element Materials Technology fastener testing experts can help you earn needed approvals, extend service life, reduce operating and replacement costs, and ensure greater operating safety. Element laboratories take great pride in offering you the services of our accredited testing facilities for your nail, staple, or fastener products. Our high standards and precision protect you and your business from substandard materials or workmanship, and ensure your satisfaction and that of the clients you serve.

Element maintains state-of-the-art machine shops that are fully equipped and dedicated to precision testing per specification requirements. In addition, our highly trained staff possesses extensive experience in engineering, mechanics, and metals science to ensure the highest quality nail and staple evaluations.

Our engineers investigate every sample in accordance with such governing bodies as:

  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc.
  • Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI)
  • International Code Council (ICC), formerly ICBO

We test fasteners in the following methods:

  • Pull-out Resistance Testing
  • Bending Yield Testing
  • Hardness Testing
  • Tensile Testing
  • Shear Testing
  • Coating Weight
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Durability
  • High-cycle fatigue
  • Low-cycle fatigue
  • Life-Prediction Methodology
  • Mechanical Fatigue
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Structural-Component Life-Prediction Methodology
  • Tensile Strength
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Strain Gage
  • Stress Analysis
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • Stress Cracking
  • Multiaxial Fatigue
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Strain Measurement
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Residual Stress Measurement
  • Stress Measurement
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Failure Analysis