Testing Services – Materials Testing

materials testing

Materials Testing

When it comes to materials testing, whether you’re testing cloth, plastics, metals, fabrics, belts, hoses, components, pump testing, battery testing, or miscellaneous vehicle or marine materials testing, whatever the test, Sterling Performance has the facilities to meet your Material Testing requirements and specifications.

Our excellence in materials testing guarantees confidence in your materials test data. Sterling Performance will help you determine the capabilities and durability of your product and components for use in their intended environment.

We can perform just about any materials testing because we have a fully equipped accredited test laboratory capable of simulating and testing just about any condition and materials testing through a variety of chemical, thermal, and mechanical techniques. Our 34,000 sq. ft. facility is state-of-the-art.

Types of Materials Testing We Perform:

  • Many forms of Durability Testing
  • Fatigue Testing and Fracture
  • Impact Testing
  • Chemical Resistance
  • UV Exposure / UV Testing
  • Flammability Testing
  • Tensile Properties / Tensile Testing (Up to 10,000 lb, -40 °C to 150 °C)
  • Burst Testing (up to 30,000 psi)
  • Thermal Shock Testing, Thermal Cycling (-77 °C to 177 °C)
  • Elevated Temperature
  • Environmental Testing / Environmental Simulation (-77 °C to 177 °C)
  • Pressure Cycling
  • Load / Compression Testing
  • Hardness & Strength
  • Flexural & Peel Testing
  • Flexibility at Different Temperatures
  • Tear / Drop Weight / Drop Testing
  • Elastomeric Material & Rubber
  • Modulus of Elasticity
  • Reduction, Strength, Yield, Elongation
  • Dynamometer Testing (Up to 2,000 HP and 2,000 ft. lb. Torque)
  • Evaporative Emission Testing

Materials Testing can be combined with other forms of testing such as environmental simulation testing and can include destructive as well as non-destructive materials testing.

For more information or to request a quote, contact us today.

Other Services

Carbon canister testing

Complete Carbon Canister Testing using the guidelines set forth by EPA & CARB

Battery Testing

Battery Cell Testing, Battery Pack Testing on all types of batteries, including EV battery testing.

Hose Testing

All forms of hoses, assemblies, & connectors. Fuel hose testing, coolant hose testing, fluid hose testing, automotive hose testing.

Pump Testing

Any Fuels or Fluids, Hydraulic oils, and water, Including EV cooling pump testing for EV’s & PHEV’s.

Evaporative Emissions

Evaporative emissions testing utilizing SHED testing methods.

Thermal Shock Testing

We can simulate virtually any environmental condition with our multiple thermal & humidity chambers.

Fuel System Components

Anything related to the fuel delivery system, pumps, injectors, lines, tanks, valves, fill pipes, rails.

Fluids Testing

From Coolants to solvents to oils, filters, hoses, & plastic parts.

Vibration Testing/NVH Testing

Vibration, shock, and acceleration testing can be done individually or in conjunction with temperature, pressure, flow.