Mechanical testing is done to determine physical properties of metals. Equipment for these tests available in the lab include Universal Testing Machine (400 KN capacity), Charpy & Izod Impact Tester, Erichsen Cupping Tester, Brinell Hardness Tester, Rockwell cum Superficial Rockwell Hardness Tester, Vickers Hardness Tester, Microhardness Tester from Shimadzu, Japan (10g to 2 Kg Load) and Poldi Hardness Tester.

Typical tests include Tensile/Yield, Proof Load by extensometer, Bend, Charpy and Izod Impact (Room and Low Temperature), Weld Procedure Qualification, Macro and Microhardness (Brinell, Rockwell, Vickers)