In manufacturing and industries that develop products, which if faulty could cause serious harm, they undertake a range of testing. One such test – known as a test to destruction – is designed to understand how much stress the product (be it components of a car, piece of machinery, airplane and the like) can tolerate.
For example, with new brake pads or other critical car component parts, they need to test the components to see how they cope under different loads and stresses. The way to test that level of tolerance is to test to the point of destruction.
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