Push tests

Test types

Downwards (Z-axis)


A push (reverse pull) test is a method where the principal goal is to apply a downward load onto a sample to measure response as a function of applied downward load. This downward load may be destructive (to part failure) or non-destructive (to force threshold) as needed. For non-destructive tests, force may be applied once or cyclically to evaluate part performance over repeated loading cycles. Most common example of push test: 3-point and 4-point bending and pin test applications.

4 point bending test



  • Bending apparatus
  • Customized tools


  • ASTM C1499
  • EIA-364-09C
  • IPC-TM-650
  • JEDEC 9702
  • MIL-STD-1344A
  • SEMI G86-0303
  • SEMI G86-1014

Push test types

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