Compression Force Testing in Automotive Applications

Mecmesin - Webinar event
Moses Da Rocha
Kathryn Hawkes

The global automotive industry has never been more competitive. Challenges on materials, fuel efficiency, EV technology and recycling are adding to ever-increasing market demand. Countless components from numerous suppliers go into manufacturing automobiles. Each piece is integral to the reputation of each brand in the supply chain.

Part failure is costly and inconvenient. Compliance with industry standards or internally developed specifications are essential for product quality and safety-critical features. Rigorous testing at every stage is imperative, and testing must be accurate, reliable, and cost-effective.

The primary objective for measuring and analyzing the compressive forces of a product is to accurately determine one or more of these factors:

  • How much force does it take to crush the sample or cause it to fail?
  • What are the compressive forces at specific deflections?
  • How much deflection or displacement occurs when a specific force is applied?

Topics we’ll discuss:

  • General overview of Compression Force Testing
  • Measuring:
    • Force at a known deflection
    • Displacement at a known force
    • Peak crush or break force
  • Establishing Pass/Fail criteria – internally developed specs / industry standards
  • Tester types and capabilities
  • Selecting the ideal compression plates, probes and fixturing
  • Testers in action

Who should attend? 
Automotive component and sub-assembly suppliers (Tier 1, 2 and 3) and OEM manufacturers.

R&D, Test, Manufacturing, QC, Process Control, etc.