Producing fasteners for the aerospace industry requires a greater focus on quality and material selection to meet high performance expectations. A comprehensive testing program helps you to ensure that your materials and processes will meet your customers’ exacting requirements.

Test Aerospace Fasteners Throughout Life Cycle

Experts in Fastener Testing

Element works with you in all phases of your product’s life cycle: from R&D support, through manufacturing and life cycle verification, to failure analysis and service.

Whether you need to test individual fasteners or fastening systems, our highly trained staff is ready to help. Our chemistry department has the equipment and standards you’ll need to test the aluminum, titanium and high nickel alloys common in the aerospace industry. We can provide atmospheric heat treatment for your test samples, as well as elevated temperature tensile and stress rupture expertise.


Element Tests Fasteners to Global Regulations & Quality Standards

Our engineers investigate samples in accordance with such governing bodies as:

  • National Aerospace & Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS)
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Destructive Testing Services

Fastener chemical analysis 

Fastener mechanical testing

Axial tensile testing

Wedge tensile testing

Double shear testing

Single shear testing

Torque testing

Proof load testing

Fastener metallurgical analysis

Dimensional inspection

Fastener failure analysis

Positive material identification

Fastener low-cycle fatigue testing

Fastener high-cycle fatigue testing

Elevated temperature tensiles

Fastener stress rupture testing

Nondestructive (NDT) Testing Services

Fluorescent penetrant

Magnetic particle inspection

Radiography or X-ray

Aerospace Specifications

Procedural Specs: NASM 1312-10, ASTM E292 and E139

Customer Specs: GE C50TF13, AS 7479, AS 7578, AS 7471D, AS 4777D

Aerospace Material Specification

AMS 753, AMS 2300, AMS 2301, AMS 2303, AMS 2315, AMS 2380, AMS 2399, AMS 2400, AMS 2411E, AMS 2415H, AMS 2427, AMS 2433B, AMS 2630, AMS 2631, AMS 2632, AMS 2633, AMS 2634, AMS 2635, AMS 2640, AMS 2643, AMS 2645, AMS 2646, AMS 2647, AMS 2700, AMS 4928, AMS 4967, AMS 7250, AMS 7251, AMS 7252, AMS 7253, AMS-H-6088B, AMS-QQ-P-35, AMS-QQ-P-416A, AMS-STD-1595, AMS-STD-2154, AMS-STD-2219, AMS-STD-W-6858

ASTM International

ASTM F 519

International Fasteners Institute

IFI 100/107, IFI 101, IFI 112, IFI 113, IFI 114, IFI 124, IFI 125, IFI 135, IFI 138, IFI 520, IFI 525, IFI 533, IFI METRIC FAST STDS

International Organization for Standardization

ISO 7481JIS B1051


NASM 1312- 1, NASM 1312- 3, NASM 1312- 4, NASM 1312- 5, NASM 1312- 5-14, NASM 1312- 6, NASM 1312- 8, NASM 1312- 9, NASM 1312-10, NASM 1312-108, NASM 1312-11, NASM 1312-12, NASM 1312-13, NASM 1312-14, NASM 1312-15, NASM 1312-18, NASM 1312-20, NASM 1312-21, NASM 1312-22, NASM 1312-23, NASM 1312-24, NASM 1312-25, NASM 1312-28, NASM 1312-31, NASM 25027, NASM 6812, NASM 7838

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