Global testing and certification group Exova is to deliver a bespoke in-house mechanical testing lab and machine shop to specialist castings provider Grainger & Worrall for its manufacturing facility in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK.
Exova will use the facility to conduct mechanical tensile testing on ferrous and non-ferrous cast materials and components in a temperature controlled environment. As well as a 100kN load capacity dual column frame for conducting tensile testing, the facility will feature a dedicated machining section, housing CNC lathes and milling machines for the preparation of tensile specimens from separately cast and in-cast parts. The testing capability will be accredited to ISO 17025, a recognized and independently audited laboratory quality standard.
March 16, 2016