About us

In business for over 50-years,  United has become one of the world’s premier manufacturers of state-of-the-art material testing systems, also known as Universal Test Machines (UTM's) as well as Hardness Testers and related equipment.

United offers Universal Testing Machines for advanced materials testing applications, more basic compression and tensile testing, hardness testers, as well as related test fixturing, accessories, software and calibration services throughout the U.S. and internationally through a network of factory authorized representatives.

United has the capability to match you with all the necessary equipment so that you can perfrom your R&D, product development, quality control, or related test procedures to all relevant industry standards such as ASTM, ISO, JIS, DIN, BSI, and many others.

United customers have come to appreciate United’s dedication to quality, performance, value and customer satisfaction. Our experienced staff at our factory in Fullerton, California, as well as our worldwide network of direct sales staff and distributors stand ready to meet your material testing, hardware, software and service requirements.

In 2017 United was aquired by Industrial Physics, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of test, measurement and inspection equipment focused on the food and beverage, metal cans, flexible packaging, paper and plastics, paint and coatings, medical device, materials testing and consumer electronics markets. With sales presence in more than 75 countries, our brands are helping customers meet the ever-increasing test and quality standards required by demanding regulators, consumers and manufacturers. Our best-in-class products help companies the world over protect their brand integrity.

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Useful Industry Links

The following organizations provide important resources to the materials testing community:

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
ASM International
Institute of Materials (UK)
Materials Research Society (MRS)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
NIST National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP)
Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)
Society of Plastics Engineers
The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)
The Welding Advisers