Importance of a Tensile Test

Metal manufactures must pass compliance standards before they ship their products. A tensile test is necessary to ensure safe, high-quality material and avoid liabilities associated with giving non-compliance products. Technicians who perform tensile testing of metals measure some mechanical properties to identify the quality of the material. Critical measurements include peak stress or ultimate tensile strength, offset yield strength, rupture or fracture point, and percent elongation at break.

Metal fabricators should offer materials to the automotive, construction, and aerospace industries with the right ductility and strength. Since these fields follow stringent safety regulations, the materials’ performance is a matter of life or death.