Mechanical testing laboratory

Certimac’s mechanical testing laboratory on materials carries out the analyses and tests required by European and international standards on different types of products

What are the mechanical characteristics of materials and what are they for?
Mechanical tests verify the degree of resistance of materials to external forces, identify their technical characteristics and allow you to assess whether or not they meet the production technical standards set for the protection of quality and safety (UNI EN, UNI ISO, ETAG, ASTM,…).

All material mechanical tests are essential and must be carried out in compliance with the requirements of European and international legislation and standards based on the type of material and intended use.

Each type of mechanical test provides useful information to determine the specific characteristics of the materials. The execution of the tests also requires technical skills, calibrated and certified equipment as well as engineering know-how for the processing and technical analysis of the data.
What mechanical properties do we measure in our laboratories?
Certimac performs mechanical tests on multiple types of materials, including metals, thermal insulators, concretes, mortars, plasters, paints, polymers, geopolymers, composite materials, adhesives, wood, fabrics, natural stones, bricks, wood, ... with a focus on the construction sector but with measurements and tests also for applications in diversified sectors.

All characterizations can be developed at varying temperatures (-60 ÷ 350 ° C) or (20 ÷ 800 ° C) and following accelerated aging cycles: freeze / thaw, salt spray, UV, storm cycles, exposure to humidity salts, immersion in an alkaline environment, immersion in ocean water, heat-rain.
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Eng. Mattia Morganti
Mechanical tests on materials specialist

Mechanical tests

    The test is used to determine the shear adhesion (creep) of adhesives and matrices of different types to the substrate to which they are applied (concrete, masonry, wood, etc.).
    The test is used to determine the adhesion force by traction (pull-off) of adhesives and matrices of different nature to the substrate on which they are applied (concrete, masonry, wood, etc.). With this test it is possible to evaluate the resistance to detachment of adhesives and matrices in conditions as they are and even after conditioning of a different nature. The test also defines the useful time, after mixing, within which the adhesives can be used on the substrate without reducing its effectiveness.
    The test is used to determine the force of pull-out concrete, masonry, stone, etc
    The test is used to determine the impact resistance and the impact behavior of the materials towards hard bodies that can fall from a certain height onto their surface. 
    The tests are used to evaluate the deformation capacity of materials during and following the application of concentrated loads on their surface.
    The test is used to determine the deformation limit of an elastic material (for example waterproofing sheath) reached which fissures and cracks are generated on the surface such as to compromise the functionality of the product.
    The test is used to determine the pull-out load of bars and connectors of different types (steel, carbon fiber, glass fiber), from the support to which they are applied (concrete , brick, tuff, stone)
    The test is used to evaluate the deformation over time of materials (with visco-elastic behavior) subjected to constant loads for long periods of time
    The test is used to determine the relationship between stresses and deformations of a material, both in the longitudinal and tangential direction, as well as its aptitude to shrink or expand in the presence of a longitudinal monodirectional stress (Poisson's ratio)
    The test serves to evaluate the ultimate resistance of fixing systems which in the application phase are simultaneously subjected to tensile and shear stresses.
    The test is used to determine the ultimate strength of a material subjected to a one-way compressive load and to evaluate its ultimate deformation
    The test serves to indirectly evaluate the tensile strength for bending of a material and evaluate its ultimate deformation at break.
    The test serves to determine the ultimate strength of a material subjected to a one-way tensile load and to evaluate its ultimate deformation.

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Why choose Certimac?

The competence of our technicians and engineers and the reliability of our equipment and protocols offer the customer the guarantee of accuracy and the technical support essential for the correct interpretation of the data.

The partnership with ENEA and CNR allows you to constantly follow the evolution of legislation and scientific innovation on the national and international scene, to guarantee the execution of tests according to high methodological standards and with advanced laboratory equipment.

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