The success of your hardware manufacturing business may depend on its approval by agencies like the International Code Council (ICC). Element experts test nails, staples, and construction fasteners of all kinds to industry and regulatory specs and standards.

Element offers a comprehensive range of hardware testing services designed to find the minute—even microscopic—reasons why a nail, staple, or fastener fails. By identifying potential problems and flaws early, Element Materials Technology hardware testing services can earn ICC approval, help extend service life, reduce operating and replacement costs, and ensure greater operating safety.

Element experts test and analyze hardware products

Element maintains state-of-the-art machine shops that 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 hardware evaluations.

Our engineers investigate every hardware sample in accordance with such governing bodies as:

  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc.
  • Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI)
  • International Code Council (ICC), formerly ICBO

We test hardware in the following methods:

  • Pull-out Resistance Testing
  • Bending Yield Testing
  • Hardness Testing
  • Tensile Testing
  • Shear Testing
  • Coating Weight
  • Chemical Analysis 

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