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Shear Strength Testing

Find out how resistant your materials are to damaging slip-and-slide with the best shear strength testing machines from Industrial Physics.

When your products rub against one another in transit or when being hauled around a warehouse, for example, they can get damaged. This can lead to unnecessary waste and unhappy customers.

For example, you may want to examine materials that have been glued together. The universal test machine applies a tensile or compressive load to determine the overall strength of the adhesive, once the samples are pulled or pushed apart.


Shear testing is not limited to adhesives and can also be applied to samples that have been welded together, or joined in any number of ways. 


View our Strength Testing Machines here

United Testing Systems, our global manufacturer of materials testing equipment, designed our industry-leading range of test machines. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can perform a wide range of functions. They can help you to meet the demands of many international standards, including the following:

ASTM D1002 – Standard Test Method for Apparent Shear Strength of Single-Lap-Joint Adhesively Bonded Metal Specimens by Tension Loading
ASTM D3410 – Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials with Unsupported Gage Section by Shear Loading
ASTM D3518 – Standard Test Method for In-Plane Shear Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials by Tensile Test of a ±45° Laminate
ASTM D5379 – Standard Test Method for Shear Properties of Composite Materials by the V-Notched Beam Method
ASTM D5656 – Standard Test Method for Thick-Adherend Metal Lap-Shear Joints for Determination of the Stress-Strain Behavior of Adhesives in Shear by Tension Loading
ASTM D7078 – Standard Test Method for Shear Properties of Composite Materials by V-Notched Rail Shear Method