Prior to manufacturing, many decisions are made regarding material, process planning and production to ensure product performance and conformance to specifications. To validate whether the product meets spec requirements for its intended application, a variety of testing methods are employed as required. Mechanical testing, which is also known as destructive testing, is accomplished by forcing a test sample to fail by the application of various load factors. In contrast, non-destructive testing identifies surface or subsurface flaws and defects without causing harm to the part or material. Reach out to one of our NAF team members for more information.