Impact Testing

In impact testing, the energy that a standardized test rod is able to absorb is measured in Joules (J).

Impact testing is performed at different temperatures depending on the type of material. One is interested in the material’s ability to withstand impact, and the result indicates whether the material can be described as tough or brittle at the relevant temperature, in relation to standardized requirements for the material in question.

We perform impact testing at room temperature, cold and elevated temperatures:

  • Between +20°C and down to -196°C
  • Up to +200°C

In our Mechanical Workshop, test rods are manufactured with a V-notch and also the (now less common) U-notch.



Impact test

Harald Fredriksson performs a check before an impact test.

Scope of Accreditation

  • SS-EN ISO 148-1 (Kv2)
  • ASTM E23 (Kv8)

Contact person

Harald Fredriksson
Head of Mechanical Testing
Phone: +46 (0)31-65 64 98

Andreas Alm
Head of Mechanical Workshop
Phone: +46 (0)31-65 64 96


Safe Control ackreditering 5622


Safe Control Materialteknik AB is accredited since 2001 and has had flexible accreditation since 2016.

All testing takes place against European and international standards.

See our Scope of Accreditation »


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