Two fasteners look identical, but one bolt holds its predicted load without fail while the other shears off early at low temperatures. The success of a project or product can hinge on the fastener. The success of your fastener may depend on its approval by regulating agencies.

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 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 fastener and hardware evaluations. 


Services and Standards

We test fasteners in the following methods

Fastener Pull-out Resistance Testing

Bending Yield Testing

Fastener Hardness Testing

Fastener Tensile Testing

Shear Testing

Coating Weight

Chemical and Metallurgical Analysis

Low and High Cycle Fatigue Testing

Other specialized tests

Aerospace Material Specification

AMS 2399, AMS 7250, AMS-QQ-P-416A

American National Standards Institute 

ANSI B18.16.1M, ANSI B18.16.2M

ASTM International

ASTM D1761, ASTM D5764, ASTM E1190, ASTM F 606/F606M, ASTM F 959/F959M, ASTM F1667


BMS 10-85M

Deutsches Institut Fur Normung E.V.

DIN 267-1

General Motors

GM 255M, GM 260M, GM 275M, GM 280M, GM 300M, GM 455M, GM 500M

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 898-1, ISO 898-2, ISO 898-5, ISO 898-6, ISO 3506, ISO 3800-1, ISO 6157-1, ISO 6157-3


JIS B1051, JIS B1052, JIS B1053, JIS B1054, JIS B1084

Military Specifications

MIL-DTL-18240, MIL-F-18240, MIL-STD-1312-01, MIL-STD-1312-03, MIL-STD-1312-05, MIL-STD-1312-06, MIL-STD-1312-08, MIL-STD-1312-08A, MIL-STD-1312-09, MIL-STD-1312-10, MIL-STD-1312-11, MIL-STD-1312-12, MIL-STD-1312-13, MIL-STD-1312-14, MIL-STD-1312-15, MIL-STD-1312-18A, MIL-STD-1312-20, MIL-STD-1312-25, MIL-STD-1312-28, MIL-STD-1312-31

National Aerospace Standards

NAS 498, NAS 1069


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 1312-11, 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 6812

SAE International

SAE J 121/121M, SAE J 174, SAE J 429, SAE J1199, SAE J1216


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