Mechanical and Metal Testing

AlfaTest offers a diverse range of mechanical testing services including routine mechanical property testing of all materials and load testing of engineered components to Australian and international standards.

Metallographic Department

  • Failure analysis and problem solving on test specimens, finished parts, and fasteners.
  • Grain size
  • Depth of Decarburization
  • Banding/Orientation of Microstructures
  • Inclusion Content
  • Microhardness
  • Case Depth
  • Macro Examination

Mechanical Department

  • Tensile testing (AS/NZS and ASTM and BS EN)
  • Fasteners Tested to AS/NZS 4291.1 and AS/NZS4291.2
  • AlfaTest specialises in destructive testing of polyethylene welded joints to ISO 13953:2001(tensile test) and ISO 13954:1997 (peel test). The fracture appearance is an important guide in providing a welded joints ductility, and therefore work quality.
  • Impact testing (AS/NZS and ASTM, BS EN) from ambient to – 70° C
  • Hardness testing (Brinell, Rockwell, and Vickers)
  • Macro and micro examinations of metallic materials (Including both photo macro and micrographs)
  • Weld testing (complemented by our NDT availability)
  • Hydrostatic testing
  • On site anchor and safe ring testing (pull testing)
  • Chemical analysis
  • Bend tests
  • Proof load testing

Machine and Sample Preparation Department

  • Our state-of-the-art machining centres allows machining of all test specimens to the exacting tolerances required by our customer’s company drawings.
  • The full service machine shop is fully equipped with CNC mills and lathes. Bulk material removal using band saws enable us to cut difficult and complex shapes and materials so that test pieces can be obtained from almost any object.
  • The machine shop is a key aspect of our in-house quality control, employing machinists with experience working in tool rooms, manufacturing facilities and aerospace ventures.

Product Testing

  • Scaffolding: load tests on scaffold assemblies and components to AS/NZS1576 parts 1 to 3
  • Testing of guard rails and components
  • Ladders: testing of ladders to AS 1892
  • Roof edge protection systems to AS/NZS4994.1
  • Swimming pool gates and fences to AS 1926.1
  • Vehicle jacks to AS 2538, AS 2615 and AS 2693
  • Vehicle stands and ramps to AS /NZS 3856.1
  • Hydro Testing to AS 4014, AS 1210, AS 3788 and AS 4037

Get In Touch

For more information about mechanical and metal testing services

For enquiries please complete a Client Enquiry / Test Request form and submit online or download a digital PDF version to complete and submit via email:

Our Services

AlfaTest Pty Ltd specialises in non-destructive inspection, mechanical and materials testing, weld inspection, supervision, qualifications and consultancy.

Non-destructive inspection consists of different analysis techniques to examine various components and weldments without having a detrimental effect to the material properties or impact on its integrity.

AlfaTest provides materials characterisation and evaluation services of all materials from chemical characterisation to electron microscopy including failure analysis of engineered products.

AlfaTest offers a diverse range of mechanical testing services including routine mechanical property testing of all materials and load testing of engineered components to Australian and international standards.

The ART of compliance – achieve peace of mind and total confidence for safe and reliable operation of your systems or processes.

Welding and QA consultancy. Covers all aspects of welding management including quality assurance and quality control services within the fabrication and welding industries.


AlfaTest operates two NATA Accredited Laboratories which provide non-destructive inspection and mechanical and materials testing.

Our main base for operations is in Salisbury, Brisbane, where we service all of Queensland, all Australian States and the Asia Pacific Region. Our newest laboratory and workshop, AlfaTest CSG, is located in Wallumbilla, QLD and can cater for all your Polyethylene Pipe Testing requirements.

AlfaTest CSG

We have dedicated teams of experts with fully equipped mine compliant vehicles available to service any site, anywhere.

AlfaTest’s Central Queensland field inspection department is based at Roma for easy access to the Surat Basin and surrounding area.

Our North Queensland field inspection department is based in Mackay, within easy reach of the Bowen Basin areas and other regional hubs.

Finding Us

Unit 3 / 121 Evans Road SALISBURY Qld 4107



Unit 3 / 121 Evans Road SALISBURY Qld 4107
Telephone 07 3715 3400
Facsimile 07 3715 3401