Who we are

Mechanical Testing and Material Analysis

Responsive Mechanical Testing is part of Responsive Ltd, industry leaders in both destructive and non-destructive testing, mechanical testing and material analysis services in the UK.

Our Mechanical Testing laboratory in Whitehaven, Cumbria offers an unrivalled testing service that can quickly and efficiently witness, machine and destructively test your components, joints, products and other items.

The techniques available cover everything from chemical analysis positive material identification using OES through to Charpy, Tensile or Hardness testing of materials.

The team at Responsive Mechanical Testing can tailor the perfect destructive testing method or combination of tests to ensure the absolute integrity of your components, materials and products.

If you have any questions about our Mechanical Testing services, please get in touch with our team today and we will be more than happy to discuss your needs. Just call our UK office on 01946 372220.

What we can deliver?

Responsive Mechanical Testing is equipped and staffed to provide a range of expert services to the engineering, decommissioning and materials sectors.

  • Charpy Testing up to 300J
  • Tensile Testing up to 600Kn
  • Compression Testing up to 60 Tonne
  • Macro Testing
  • Fracture and Bend tests
  • Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES) Positive Material Identification
  • X-Ray Fluorescence Positive Material Identification

And, if you need something different, please speak to one of our team as we should still be able to help.

Why choose us?


Responsive Ltd has invested heavily in a custom Mechanical Testing lab facility in Whitehaven, Cumbria. Equipped with new testing machinery since 2019, there is also growing expertise in a wide range of destructive testing methods.

End to End Solution

Responsive Mechanical Testing can help with both pre-engineering and destructive testing, an end-to-end solution to reassure, test and demonstrate the integrity of your items.

Safety and Good Compliance

Compliance with safety standards comes as standard with Responsive. ISO 9001 and UKAS certification are backed up by our experience and knowledge.

Hands On

Responsive’s staff are massively hands on and enthusiastic about testing and integrity. We get involved, explore your testing options and tailor the perfect solution.


If you think Responsive could help you, get in touch: info@testlab.co.uk or call 01946 372220