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MCE 1325


  • Dual column tabletop testing system
  • Tensile, Compression, and Flexure methods and fixtures
  • Capacity from 5 N (1.1 lbf) to 50 kN (11,250 lbf)
  • Speed from 0.001 mm (0.00004 in) to 600 mm (24 in) /min
  • Available fixtures
    • 50 kN max wedge action grips
    • 10 kN max 3-point bend assembly
    • 50 kN max compression platens
    • 4.4 kN max puncture test assembly
    • Smooth and rough capstan grips
    • Vickers and Knoop hardness testers
    • 1 in guage length extensometer
  • Uses Bluehill Universal testing software


  • Tensile testing of polymers
  • Compression testing of ceramics
  • Hardness testing
  • Elastomer strain cycling
  • Polymer film puncture resistance and strength


University of Utah users $26.70
Off-Campus, Academic users $40.85
Off-Campus users $53.40

For the complete list of rates and more information about operator assistance, please review our lab rates.


If you already have an account with us, you can find the machine on Cores under Materials Characterization - Meldrum.

If you don't have an account with us yet, please contact us about your application. You may then create an account with us and begin work.