Quality - Physical Testing
  Physical testing is performed by the physical breakdown of a casting. This is primarily used for examining the casting’s physical characteristics such as porosity, hardness and strength.  
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Physical Testing Methods We Employ

C & L Aluminum Foundry, Inc. which recognizes that product quality, integrity and reliability must be a given, offers a range of physical tests such as Mechanical (test bars) and Brinell Hardness.

When it comes to hardness, which is defined by the material’s resistance to indentation and the permanent depth of the indentation, we rely on the Brinell hardness testing.  It is perfectly suited to materials with a coarse structure or rough surface, for example, castings and forgings.  We measure the indentation made by the Brinell machine with a special microscope or optical system.  The resulting measurement is then converted to a Brinell value.
Aluminum Tensile Test Bars
Tensile testing is a materials science test in which a sample is subjected to uniaxial tension until failure.  The results from the test are commonly used to select a material for an application, for quality control, and to predict how a material will react under other types of forces.

C & L Aluminum Foundry, Inc.'s physical testing:
Tests Performed: Mechanical (test bars)
Brinell Hardness
Industry Standards: ASTM-B26-14