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Tensile Testing and Compression Testing

Tension testing and compression testing of force is a material testing method that allows us to find the breaking point, elasticity, and even elongation of most materials. Tension and compression force testing is one of the most common material testing methods used to determine strength of material.

The team at Cross works in tensile and compression testing labs that have the capability to perform ISO 17025 accredited tension and compression tests up to 10,000 pounds of force and NIST traceable tests at even higher capacities. As certain materials are much different than others, our test engineers can work with your team to develop and implement customized testing solutions and ensure you have the reporting you need.

For more information about tensile and compression force tests with Cross, click on the button below to learn more or schedule a test today. Are you interested in calibrating tension or compression equipment of your own? Check out our compression and tensile tester calibration services.

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Did you know... the precision measurement group at Cross was founded in 1939 by our current CEO's grandfather, Jim King. That's a whole lot of calibration!
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Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are a 100% employee owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.