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Mechanical Characterization

Test and verify the mechanical and physical properties of materials used in vehicle manufacture with the help of testing experts SGS.

Mechanical characterization, or testing, determines the physical properties of materials used in the construction of motor vehicles. These tests are vital for vehicle safety and compliance; the materials tested include plastics, metals, rubbers, paintings and coatings.

We have the equipment and expertise to perform mechanical tests including:

  • Static and dynamic properties of materials from -40 to 400oC
  • Tensile, compression, bending, torsion, tear strength, sheering 90o and 180o peeling, creep, fatigue and endurance
  • Pendulum shocks for non-instrumented impact
  • Hardness
  • Micro and ball indentation
  • Pressure testing

Please ask for the full list of International and OEM standards we test against.

Why choose SGS automotive testing services?

We are the world’s leading testing and verification company, with laboratories, testers and industry experts located throughout the world. We are ISO/IEC 17025 accredited and approved to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) standards on this testing scope.

  • SGS Headquarters

1 Place des Alpes,

P.O. Box 2152 1211,

Geneva Switzerland

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