ATS Purchases Virtech Creep/Stress Rupture Line

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Applied Test Systems (ATS) is pleased to announce that on June 20th, 2017 we finalized our purchase of the Virtech, Inc. (Virtech) creep/stress rupture product line. This acquisition ushers in a new era of progress and growth, allowing us to continue our legacy of industry leading innovation.

For nearly three decades, ATS and Virtech have worked together on the development and application of the exclusive WinCCS system. The result of this partnership has been a globally unmatched line of creep … Read More

Hydrogen Embrittlement

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Hydrogen Embrittlement Machine

The August issue of Industrial Heating Magazine features an article titled “Hydrogen Embrittlement”  written by our very own Alyssia Bostrom and Greg Osborne. Hydrogen embrittlement is a phenomenon that affects high-strength steels, titanium, aluminum alloys and many other high-strength metals. Hydrogen, often from pickling or plating, invades the grain structure of the metal, making it brittle and subject to sudden and catastrophic failure. This article features our Series 2330 Creep Stress Rupture Machine found here Read More