Solar Atmospheres of Western PA recently announced that it has added another type of mechanical testing to its in-house repertoire: tensile testing.
Tensile tests are essential in determining and understanding the ultimate strengths of materials. Solar Atmospheres has traditionally outsourced all tensile testing through locally accredited independent laboratories, but shipping and transportation of test specimens could lead to delays of 24 to 48 hours.
Over the summer, Solar took delivery of a new Tinius Olsen 300SL Universal testing machine and installed it in a temperature controlled environment. In addition, in order to custom machine test specimens, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA purchased a new Haas Model TL-1 CNC lathe. Both units are physically located in a brand new 10,000 square foot facility adjacent to its 75,000 square foot state-of-the-art vacuum heat treating production facility.
Solar is active in the medical device industry, offering vacuum heat treating services.