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Tensile Testing
4520 Willow Parkway
Cleveland, OH 44125
PH: 216-641-3290
FX: 216-641-1223


May 2019
System for Award Management (SAM)

Adams, J T Co (Inc) – Tensile Testing / 004202685 / 47513 was registered and is now active in the U.S. federal government's System for Award Management (SAM).

April 2019
ISO/IEC 17025 from A2LA Valid to May 31, 2021

Tensile Testing was audited to the new 17025:2017 and successfully achieved technical competence in Chemical and Mechanical Testing. Also included in this accreditation is meeting the requirements of R223 – Specific Requirements: GE Aviation S400 Accreditation Program. Please see the new Scope of Accreditation which was extended to May 31, 2021:

Feb 2019
Welcome Matthew E. Gaydos, CWI

Tensile Testing Metallurgical Laboratory is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew E. Gaydos to its staff as a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI). Matt will oversee Tensile Testing's routinely performed tests on welded plates and tubes in accordance with ASME & AWS:

  • Procedure Qualification Record (PQR)
  • Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS)

Matt is available to audit, inspect and review your materials for quality assurance. Please give him a call (216) 641-3290.

January 2019
Tensile Testing Celebrating 40 Years

Tensile Testing was founded in 1979 as the Metallurgical Laboratory complement of the machining side of J. T. Adams Co. Inc. the fabrication and testing needs of the metal industries of Northeast Ohio. Since that time it has grown to over 40 employees and is located in Cleveland in its 37,500 sq. ft. facility. We are here to meet all your mechanical, chemistry, metallurgical, corrosion testing. Give us a call (216) 641-3290 or email us at

December 2019
New Leco Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Nitrogen Analyzer

Tensile Testing purchased a new Leco Analyzer capable of doing the gases: Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Nitrogen. This machine is a complement to our OES and Leco Carbon & Sulfur analyzers.

November 2018

Tensile Testing has been qualified as a nuclear supplier through a 'NUPIC-style' Commercial Grade Survey, performed by the First Energy Nuclear Operating Company. Interested parties can obtain the audit report by contacting FENOC directly.

Tensile Testing Metallurgical Laboratory is a "Commercial Grade Supplier" to the Nuclear Industry having gone through several associated audits. TTML adheres to the applicable requirements of 10 CFR 21 and 10 CFR 50 Appendix B.

TTML continues to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the Nuclear Industry Standard.

June 2018

Tensile Testing has added testing to ICC AC437 which includes Static Tension Test and Static Shear Test to its Scope of Accreditation. For more Fastener Testing please give us a call.

May 2018
Fastener Testing

Tensile Testing attended the Fastener Fair April 11 & 12 in Cleveland. This was the first time for the show and as an exhibitor we were pleased to participate.

There were 2,000 registrants consisting of professionals from the entire supply chain with over 250 exhibitors from 20 countries that represented a variety of industries like distribution, automotive, aerospace, energy, civil engineering, and construction.

Tensile Testing offers common Fastener Tests on Bolts, Nuts, Washers, etc.:

  • Wedge / Axial
  • Proofload
  • Charpy V-Notch
  • Clamp Load
  • Cone Strip
  • Drive Test
  • Hardness (Core / Surface)
  • Shear (Single / Double)
  • Torque Tests
  • 24 Hour Heat Treat w/Hardness
  • Chemistry (OES & Leco)
  • Decarb / Grain Size
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement
  • Rotational Capacity (Rocap)
  • Salt Spray
  • SEM / Failure Analysis
  • Stress Durability
  • Tensiles (Machined)

May 2018
Nadcap Valid to April 30, 2020

To demonstrate their continued commitment to quality, Tensile Testing Metallurgical Laboratory (TTML) announces that they have been successful in achieving continued Nadcap accreditation for Materials Testing extending to April 30, 2020.

"It was a long five-day audit process and I am proud of the performance of all of our departments that played a role in the audit" said Quality Manager Alex Manuk.

The aim of the Nadcap program is to assess process capability for compliance to industry standards and customer requirements. By achieving Nadcap accreditation, TTML has demonstrated their compliance.

"Compliance via Nadcap accreditation is a milestone in demonstrating manufacturing excellence." said Joe Pinto, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Performance Review Institute. "By obtaining Nadcap in Materials Testing, TTML have proved to the industry that they are committed to quality and aerospace safety."

TTML has been continuously Nadcap accredited for Materials Testing since 2003. This accreditation covers the laboratory's wide scope of destructive testing services that are required by the aerospace and defense industries to support material development, material selection, and manufacturing.

July 2017
Personnel Changes

Alex Manuk Promoted to Quality Assurance Manager

It is our pleasure to announce that effective Wednesday, july 5, Alex Manuk has been promoted to the role of Quality Assurance Manager for Tensile Testing Metallurgical Laboratory.

Alex joined TTML in March of 2017 in the role of Deputy Quality Assurance Manager. In his over 35 years of work experience, Alex has held var1ous positions in Quality Control I Inspection, Purchasing. Information Technology, Manufacturing Process Planning, and most recently served as Quality Assurance Manager of a TTML customer and supplier to the commercial nuclear industry.

In his new role, Alex will be responsible for the overall planning, management, and coordination of TTML's Quality Assurance System to ensure that we continue to meet the stringent requirements of our customers and accreditation bodies . Please join us in congratulating Alex on his promotion to QA Manager.

James Rauckhorst Appointed Analytical Lab Manager

Effective Wednesday, July 5, Jim Rauckhorst will assume the role of Analytical Lab Manager for Tensile Testing Metallurgical Laboratory.

Jim joined TTML in October of 2008 as a metallurgist. Since that time, he has been involved in a number of areas, including metallurgy, order review, and most recently as Quality Assurance Manager. Jim's many years of experience in the manufacturing sector, as well as his time here at TTML, will be quite valuable as he transitions to this new area of responsibility.

In his new role, Jim will be charged with the oversight and supervision of the Analytical Laboratory, both Chemical and Metallurgical analysis. He will also serve as Deputy QA Manager, assisting where necessary in the Quality Department. TTML is fortunate to have an individual with Jim's talent and experience to fulfil! this important function. Please join us in congratulating Jim, in his new position.

April 2017
ISO/IEC 17025 from A2LA Valid to May 31, 2019

Tensile Testing Metallurgical Laboratory (TTML) successfully completed the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 assessment and obtained the updated Scope of Accreditation from American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) which is extended to May 31, 2019.

May 2015
ISO/IEC 17025 from A2LA Valid to May 31, 2017

Tensile Testing Metallurgical Laboratory (TTML) successfully completed the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 assessment and obtained the updated Scope of Accreditation from American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) which is extended to May 31, 2017.

January 2015
Celebrating 60 years in Business

In 1955 Joseph Adams founded the J.T. Adams Company to meet the needs of Cleveland area manufacturers. Opening his tool and cutter grinding shop, Mr. Adams soon developed business relationships with forging, casting, and manufacturing companies in the local area.

In 1979 the Tensile Testing Division came into being to meet the fabrication and testing needs of the metal industries of Northeast Ohio.

In 2005, after 50 years in Cleveland, Tensile Testing Metallurgical Laboratory (TTML) moved the entire company to 4520 Willow Parkway into the current 37,000 sq ft facility accommodating a growing staff and full-line commercial laboratory specializing in the delivery of cost-effective, high quality, timely specimen fabrication, and analytical services to a wide variety of markets.

Feb 2014
Welcome Michael Gaydos

Tensile Testing Metallurgical Laboratory is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Gaydos to its staff as Business Development Manager.

Mike brings 53 years experience in the Metallurgical Materials Testing and Inspection Industry.

With experience in Mechanical Testing, Chemical Analysis, Metallurgical Evaluations, and Non-Destructive Inspection he serviced the Commercial, Automotive, Aerospace, and Nuclear Industries developing long lasting relationships.

Test methods, material specifications interpretation, and business development are key areas Mike is now looking forward to continue while working for Tensile Testing Metallurgical Laboratory.

Contact Mike at (216) 641-3290
Fax: (216) 641-1223

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