Performance Testing

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Testing Details

  • Testing conducted at General Dynamics Land Systems Test Laboratory, Sterling Heights, MI (October, 2011)
  • All inserts installed into 0.5 thick plate of 6061 Aluminum, per manufacturer’s specifications
  • Comparative test consisted of (3) Torque-Out tests and (3) Pull-Out (Tensile) tests for each insert style
  • Values shown on each chart show average recorded failure point across (3) samples of each insert style
  • All tests were performed using Grade 8 bolts
  • All inserts tested were M12x1.75 internal thread size