A Charpy impact test is a destructive method that measures a material’s toughness, ability to absorb energy and resistance to brittle fracture.
Using a pendulum arm to strike a metallic sample with a hammer from a known height, Charpy impact testing is a vital part of many material characterization programs. After impact, samples are analyzed for energy absorption and strength characteristics.
Element’s Charpy Test Reports
Charpy testing provides a wealth of material data with a single test. We help ensure that you get the most out of your materials by providing in-depth, detailed impact test reports.
Our Charpy testing reports include:
- Ambient and low temperature testing
- Cryogenic testing capabilities
- Ductile-brittle transition curves
- Plasticity and deformation
- Energy absorption characteristics
- Lateral Expansion
- Percent Shear
We can also subject materials and products to dynamic Charpy impact, measuring cushioning, g-force and impact failure mechanisms. Our labs support quality design programs with accurate results and competitive turnaround times.
To speak to an expert about our Charpy impact testing services, or to request a quote, contact us today.
Non Metallic Impact Strength Testing Services
In addition to Charpy testing, we provide specialized impact methods for non metallic materials, including Izod impact testing and Gardner impact testing.
Charpy vs. Izod Testing
Our experts provide insights into the differences between Charpy impact testing and Izod impact testing, and how to make sure that you choose the best type for your project.
Standards We Test To
American National Standards Institute
ASTM A327, ASTM A370, ASTM A673, ASTM D256, ASTM D2164, ASTM D2794, ASTM D3763, ASTM D5420, ASTM D5628, ASTM E 23, ASTM E1007, ASTM E1803, ASTM E1886, ASTM E1996, ASTM F 588, ASTM F 842, ASTM F1776
Deutsches Institut Fur Normung
International Organization for Standardization
ISO 83, ISO 140, ISO 148-1
International Safe Transit Association
ISTA 1B, ISTA 1E
Japanese Industrial Standard
JIS B1051, JIS B7722, JIS Z2242
MIL-S- 901D, MIL-STD- 202F (Method 205), MIL-STD-202G (Method 207B)
Nederlands Normalisatie Instituut
SAE J400, SAE J1402
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