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Shear Testing Round Rods

In this lab, a single-shear test is performed on 1/8 inch diameter metal rods. The maximum force needed to shear the rod is measured and used to calculate the Shear Strength of the material. Tested materials include steel, brass, and aluminum.


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Featured Equipment

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.

Materials Shear Accessory

Shear Accessory

Perform shear test for a variety of wires with diameters of: 1/16", 3/32", 1/8", and 5/32".

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

Shear Testing Round Rods