Mechanical Testing of Materials at BISS LABS

Mechanical testing is an integral part of any design, and manufacturing process in an industry. Typically, this is carried out at the raw material acceptance stage, intermediate levels of manufacturing, and final product. This is critical in high performance technology areas such as Aerospace, Wind energy, automotive, and Nuclear sectors. Test methods that are being used have been developed by different organisations such as MIL, ASTM, and ISO as standards. It is a standard practice that manufacturers, Technologists, and R&D personnel contract an accredited lab to perform the tests. The lab is required to be equipped with specialised test equipment, customised grips and fixtures and transducers apart from having experienced Testing personnel. Over the past 10 years BISS Labs have graduated as an accredited testing centre for evaluating the mechanical properties of metallic, non-metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials.

BISS Labs are located in Bangalore’s largest Industrial Area, Peenya. Over 30 servo-hydraulic Universal Testing Machines and several customized rigs for testing, serve a wide front of testing services from material property evaluation to component and full-scale testing under simulated service load environment.

Equipped with a variety of servo-hydraulic/electric Test Systems ranging from 500N to 2000 kN capacity built in-house, 15 Structural actuators ranging from 10 kN to 150 kN, and also a Torsional Test System of 10k N-m capacity BISS Labs caters to evaluation of static/Fatigue/Fracture properties of materials; properties are evaluated at room temperature and also over a temperature range from -150°C to 1000°C as and when specified. Experienced and skilled personnel provide the testing services and thereby the facility has established a symbiotic relationship with the world’s most reputed industries and academic institutions.

Testing services at BISS labs

Composite Materials

  • Tensile Test as per ASTM 3039/ISO 527-4
  • Fatigue Tet as per ISO 13003
  • Short Beam Interlaminar shear test as per ASTM D2344
  • Tensile Shear Test as per ISO 14129
  • Shear Test as per ASTM D5379
  • Compression Test as per ASTM D3410/ISO 14126.
  • Compression Test as per ASTM D6484
  • Peel Test as per ASTM D1781
  • Cracked sandwich Beam test as per ASTM C393
  • Face wrinkle Test as per ASTM C393

Metallic Materials

  • Tensile Test as per ASTM E8
  • Compression test as per ASTM E9
  • Tensile Test at Elevated Temperature as per ASTM E 21
  • Poisson’s Ratio as per ASTM E132
  • K1C as per E399
  • J1C test as per ASTM E1820
  • Constant Force Amplitude Axial Fatigue Test as per ASTM E466
  • Low Cycle Fatigue Test as per ASTM E606
  • Fatigue Crack growth test as per ASTM E647/IS 16651
  • Creep Fatigue Test as per ASTM E2714
  • Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue Test as per ASTM E2368

Structural Testing on Automotive components

  • Twist Fatigue Test of Rear Twist Beam
  • Lateral and Longitudinal Fatigue Test of Rear Twist Beam
  • Damper and Spring Attachment Test of Rear Twist Beam
  • Link Arm Attachment Durability test
  • Anti-Roll Bar Durability test
  • Steering Gear Attachment Durability test
  • Lower Control Arm Durability
  • Torsional Test System
  • Absorber Bracket Durability and Assembly Durability


BISSLabs are ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certified in Mechanical Testing of materials since 2012 for about 30 disciplines as per International Standards ASTM and ISO.

NABL Certificate

BISSLabs are NADCAP accredited for Composite Material Testing since 2013.

NADCAP Certificate

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