For many years, Exafast has routinely and extensively tested critical mechanical properties of our high tensile stock in our own in-house laboratory.

Exafast has invested in state-of-the-art equipment, including:

Instron Satec 600DX Universal Testing Machine - Allowing Proof Load Testing and Ultimate Tensile Strength determination on bolts and proof load testing of nuts.

Future Tech FV700 Vickers Hardness Tester - To allow accurate point determination of fastener hardness.

Kodak Profile Projector - For assessment of fastener dimensional characteristics.

ATM Abrasive Cut-Off Machine and ATM Hot Mount Press - For accurate preparation and mounting of cross-sectional samples for microscopic analysis.

In addition to these state-of-the-art pieces of equipment we have literally hundreds of thread gauges, straightness gauges, vernier calipers and thread micrometers to ensure every dimension is within specified tolerances.

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