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Testing of Metals

Metals are, and will remain, important construction materials worldwide. A high percentage of steel materials can be recycled many times over and are therefore considered sustainable. Understanding their material characteristics is essential for design engineers and people who use these materials. Material characteristics are obtained from mechanical-technological materials testing, whereby materials testing machines load the materials until they fail. Testing machines from the ZwickRoell Group ensure reproducible and reliable test results based on internationally standardized test methods.

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Standardized materials testing with ZwickRoell testing machines for all segments of the metals industry

  • Standardized setup of the testing machine
  • Testing software that complies with standards
  • Simple operation thanks to standard and custom presets
  • Standard-compliant naming of test results
  • Standard-compliant creation of test results/test reports

The standard stipulates the general requirements for test methods used to determine characteristics. ZwickRoell materials testing machines are equipped to fulfill these requirements and to meet customer specifications. To fulfill these requirements, the testing software uses test programs that specify the test procedure and important presets or request required variable parameter values from the operator.

Excerpt from the most important standards in the metals industry

Excerpt from the most important standards in the metals industry

Rockwell test
Vickers test
Brinell test
Tensile testing on metals

Rockwell test

Hardness testing on metals: depth measurement method, ISO 6508, ASTM E18.

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Vickers test

Vickers hardness testing, ISO 6507, ASTM E92, ASTM E384.

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Brinell test

Brinell hardness testing, ISO 6506, ASTM E10.

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Tensile testing on metals

Tensile test on metals, ISO 6892 and ASTM E8.

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Metals standards

I.e. ISO 6892, ISO 6506, ISO 6507, ISO 6508, ISO 15630, and many more.
Here you will find an overview of the most important test standards in the metals industry. Learn more from our industry experts about the test objectives and the resulting requirements on the testing systems for standard-compliance performance.
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Flat Products

Flat products are finished products or semi-finished products with a high width-to-thickness ratio.
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Long products

Long products are metal products and metal semi-finished products with an approximately equal width-to-thickness ratio.
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Semi-finished products

Semi-finished products made of metals are sometimes finished pre-products that are either placed in storage for later processing in-house or delivered to other companies and finished at their sites.
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