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Tensile Testing - Plastic Coupons

In this lab, tensile tests are completed on two types of plastic and the stiffness of the materials is measured using several different methods.

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Digital Calipers

Digital Calipers

This metric/Imperial digital caliper (15 cm or 6 inch) measures to the nearest 0.01 mm (0.0005 inch). It features automatic power down and it includes a sturdy, protective plastic case.

Materials Testing Machine

Materials Testing Machine

This is the assembly-only version; measures force and displacement for various materials as the materials are stretched, compressed, sheared, or bent.

Polyethylene Tensile Sample

Set of 10 polyethylene tensile samples designed for use with the Materials Testing System.

Acrylic Tensile Sample

Set of 10 acrylic tensile samples designed for use with the Materials Testing System.

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Source: Lab #07

Comprehensive Materials Testing System

Tensile Testing - Plastic Coupons