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Sharing Best Practice Workshop - Tensile and compression testing of materials

Shimadzu UK in collaboration with Sheffield University and the new Diamond Engineering Facility are pleased to announced the first dates for their New Shimadzu University –  Materials Testing and Testing Machines.

This workshop runs on both 11th and 18th November. Please specify your selected date when booking.

Workshop Aim

This sharing best practice course teaches you about the tensile and compression testing of materials. By the end of the day participants will be able to do the following:

  • Explain how and why tensile tests are performed.
  • Understand the types of specimens that can be tested – shapes and different types of materials.
  • Understand the importance of International Test Standards.
  • Be able to set up a tensile and compression method for an International Test Standard.
  • Analyze tensile and compression test data  to determine elastic modulus, yield strength, tensile strength, and elongation from a stress-strain curve.

Target Audience

This course is targeted towards:

  • Any engineers involved in materials testing - design, manufacturing, quality and test engineers.
  • Academic staff, technical staff and research students.
  • Sales people and purchasing agents with technical backgrounds involved in the purchase of testing equipment
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about the best practices of tensile and compression testing - theory and hands on.


  • Arrival – Coffee
  • Welcome and Introduction            
  • Theory
  • Why do we perform Tensile and Compression Testing?
  • What information do we learn?
  • The role of International standards in materials testing
  • Setting up a test method for an international standard
  • Lunch – Tour of the New Diamond Facility
  • Hands on Workshops
    • Running a tensile and compression test
    • Materials testing group results discussion
    • Ask an Expert
  • Conclusion and Close

Lunches, refreshments, and a complete set of workshop notes will be provided during the course

To secure your FREE place please e-mail your preferred course date to: Angela Hannah at or call 01908 55 22 03

This event has been approved for Professional Development by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.



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