Mechanical Product Testing Center


  • MECHANICAL TESTING - tests include tensile properties, thread tests, failure analysis, protective finish, shear, thermal, hermetic, and calibration.

  • METROLOGY (EQUIPMENT) - dimensional and microscopic surface measurements utilizing instrumentation such as coordinate measuring machines, optical measuring machines, circular geometry machinery, optical comparators, and a variety of other free standing and hand-held measuring equipment.

  • NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING - tests performed on a component that do not alter the physical state or destroy the sample, using devices such as scanning electron microscopy, radiography, and magnetic particle testers.

  • PERFORMANCE TESTING - tests designed to evaluate the performance of samples, using devices such as reflectometers, elevated temperature, and pressure testing equipment.

  • METALLURGICAL - complete wet and dry chemical composition, instrumental analysis of alloys, microstructure analysis, and hardness using a wide variety of metallurgical testing equipment.

Lab Manager
Email: DLAPTC@dla.mil
DLA Land and Maritime - TM
Product Test Center - Mechanical
3990 East Broad Street, Bldg 9, Section 2
PO Box 3990
Columbus, OH 43218-3990
(614) 692-7153
DSN 850-7153
FAX -1668