Metals are widely used all over the world and are a part of different production verticals. It is preferred by many manufacturers to yield domestic products as well as industrial goods. The wide areas of fields where metals are used on a large scale are electrical products, construction goods, automobiles, and many more. The fields where metals are used are very crucial in nature, and there is no scope for defects in these industries. As these defects can directly affect the safety of the users and can lead to fatal accidents and horrible consequences. Therefore, it is essential to test the quality of metal raw materials to produce the high-quality end product. In this section, we will discuss metal quality testing and specifically about cupping testing machine.

Assuring quality of metals

Manufacturers need to ensure the quality of products that are delivered to their customers by performing certain types of tests using highly sophisticated and high-quality testing instruments. Using these instruments, the manufacturers can measure the properties of the metals such as chemical composition, physical strength and evaluate the performance of the products under different test conditions. It also helps the manufacturers in determining the factor of safety. The quality testing procedures must be conducted at different stages of production such as raw material inspection, manufacturing process, till the final product. Ignoring the quality of the products at these stages can lead to several flaws which directly affects the revenue and goodwill of the business.

Cupping Test Method

One of the major test procedures that are conducted on the metals is cupping test. This test is performed to measure the drawability of sheet metal components and non-ferrous metal sheets.

To perform the test, a sample is placed below the shearing force, and the force is applied to the metal using the round indenter. This indenter applies continuous pressure on the specific area of the metals sheet and results in a formation of the small cup on the test sample. The load sensor which is presented inside the indenter helps to record the force which is applied to the metal and in this manner the strength of the metals can be measured. This test is conducted using a cupping testing machine which complies with IS: 10175 (Part I); 1993 & ISO 8490: 1986, ISO 1520:2006.

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