How to measure the physical properties of strength in metals

Metals are known for their strength and durability and that defines its application in a variety of industries. India has a very rich availability of minerals and metals which makes it easier for us as a country to contribute to the manufacturing and exports of such products. With the rising demand of these metals, it is important to concentrate on the properties these metals showcase and also how they meet the required usage.

Here are ways that you can measure the physical properties in metals:

Ultimate Tensile strength:
The ductility and strength of a metal is tied to its tensile strength. Variety of testing machinery are available to test the tensile strength of the metals.
Test sections of the metals are placed into metal jaws and stretched apart by the claws with a constant strain to measure load bearing capacity of the metal at different stress levels. Detailed testing mechanism and steps are mentioned in the official manuals.

Corrosion resistance is a characteristic property needed for materials that would be a part of final products that would be present in areas with impact of water or sea, affecting them. Currently the most common tests for corrosion testing is the advanced electrochemical tests defined by minimal critical pitting temperatures. Other tests include spray exposures with salts and neutral fields.

Impact strength:
Impact on a metal is integral to evaluate to understand the weight the metal can carry. This property defines the usage in the application process. The impact on a metal is tested by striking a pendulum repeatedly on a small grooved test piece and the impact is measured by the energy it absorbs. The temperature of the test region plays an integral role and it maintained and the measures are calculated according to this maintained temperature.

Hardness of the metal:
Metals are popular for their strength and hardness that they display and the application in different industries are dependent on the hardness of these metals. The tests for the hardness of the metals are measured by the amount of impact the metal can account for. The hardness of the metal is checked on the surface of the metal pieces that are put to the test. These techniques deform the surface and test the impact the deformation has on the piece. A positive test will show that the impression on the surface of the test material surface is symmetrical. Rockwell and rebound methods are the most common tests for evaluating the hardness of a metal.

At Agni Steels, our expert quality team checks for all these physical and chemical properties at each stage of the manufacturing to maintain our high standards. Also, our dedicated Research and Development team ensures that we adopt the most advanced techniques and processes to test and manufacture quality products.

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