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Round Rod Bending

In this lab, a three-point bend test is performed on a round rod. The Flexural Elastic Modulus for the material is calculated. Materials tested include aluminum, brass, and steel.

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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.

Shear Samples

Set of three each of 1/8" diameter aluminum, brass, and mild steel samples.

Bending Accessory

Perform three-point bending tests of various metals.

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.

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Comprehensive Materials Testing System

Round Rod Bending