Concrete Test Cylinders

Certified Material Testing Products offers both metal and plastic concrete test cylinders as part of a complete line of concrete testing supplies. All of our plastic concrete test cylinder molds are in stock and normally ship the same day as your order. 

A Wide Variety of Concrete Test Cylinders


Our most popular 4x8 Concrete Test Cylinders comes in either 36 per case or 96 per case and can be purchased in either gray or yellow. All of ourplastic concrete test cylinders are made from a non-absorbent, single-piece injected plastic mold for a consistent shape and dimensional integrity. These concrete test cylinders are climate resistant and have no expiration. We also offer the 2x4 concrete test cylinders, 3x6 concrete test cylinders, and the 6x12 concrete test cylinders. Not only do we offer concrete test cylinders, but we also carry quality graduated tamping rods and domed lid



Browse Our Concrete Test Cylinders for Sale Online

When it comes to concrete testing equipment, you can trust Certified MTP to deliver high-quality products at competitive prices. Among the many other important concrete tests, like concrete slump testing and concrete cure testing, concrete cylinder testing is an essential part of any construction project, especially those involving the creation of a foundational structure. Explore our collection of concrete testing cylinders. Each of our concrete cylinder testing products is non-absorbent, climate-resistant, and without an expiration date. In terms of the manufacturing quality of each concrete cylinder, the testing products and solutions we sell are constructed of the highest quality materials and carefully crafted to deliver consistent shape and dimensional integrity. 

Whether you are searching for Plastic 4x8 Concrete Test Cylinder Molds, Metal 6x12 Concrete Testing Cylinders, or Concrete Testing Accessories, we are confident that you will find a concrete testing solution that meets the specific needs of your project and application. Our concrete cylinders for sale feature:

  • A wide variety of sizes from 2x4 in. (51 x 102 mm) to 6x12 in. (152 x 305 mm)

  • Available in 36 or 96 per case

  • Featuring grey or yellow cylinder molds

  • Made in plastic or metal

What Are Concrete Cylinders Used For?

Concrete cylinders test the compressive strength of hardened concrete. This compression performance measurement is among the most common tests used by engineers when designing buildings and other structures which utilize a concrete foundation. Concrete samples or specimens are collected from the mixer truck and ought to be obtained according to ASTM C 172 requirements to ensure the specimens are representative of the concrete delivery units. Once concrete specimens are obtained, they are cast in concrete testing cylinders and typically allowed to cure for 28 days. Once proper curing has taken place, the concrete specimen is removed from the concrete test cylinder molds and tested with a compression machine that applies continuous and uniform loading until the specimen fails. After the compression test is complete, a variety of data is collected like the maximum load applied to the specimen, types of fractures within the concrete specimen, potential defects in the cylinder samples, and more. Once all the necessary data has been gathered in accordance with official concrete testing procedures and requirements, the overall compressive strength and safety of a particular unit of concrete can be determined.

How Many Concrete Cylinders to Test for Each Batch of Concrete?

The exact number of concrete cylinder tests required for a particular project or application can vary depending on the particular situation. Typically, three concrete specimens of the same dimension are cast in concrete cylinders for testing. However, it is not uncommon for a set of two to six concrete cylinders to be cast at a minimum for every 150 cubic yards of concrete placed. It is important to consult ASTM regulations to determine the precise concrete cylinder tests that should be performed to ensure the quality and safety of the foundations and structures to be constructed.

Determining What Concrete Test Cylinders Size You Require

The use of 4x8 in. (100 x 200 mm) or 6x12 in. (150 x 300 mm) concrete test cylinder molds are permitted by ASTM C 31 and ASTM C 39 so long as your specific project meets certain requirements. The concrete cylinder testing diameter must be at least three times the nominal maximum size of the coarse aggregate. The nominal maximum size of an aggregate is the smallest sieve opening through which the entire amount of aggregate is permitted to pass. As a result, 4x8 concrete test cylinders can be specified if no aggregate used for making the concrete cylinder is retained on a 1¼ in. (31.5 mm) sieve. If this is retained, 6x12 concrete cylinders or another appropriate testing solution must be used. 

In addition to ASTM C 31 and C 39 standards, you should consult your local state and county requirements to determine what concrete cylinder sizes to utilize for your specific project. Whether you are involved in general construction, highway maintenance, or creating new streets and bridges, Certified MTP has concrete test cylinders for your unique application. Our concrete cylinder sizes include:

When in Doubt, Familiarize Yourself with Concrete Cylinder Testing Regulations & Procedures

If you are preparing to conduct concrete cylinder tests, it is important to review the official concrete cylinder testing regulations and procedures designated by ASTM. The following is not a comprehensive list of the rules and regulations for conducting concrete cylinder tests, but they are essential to most construction projects and applications:

  • ASTM C 31, Standard Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

  • ASTM C 39, Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

  • ASTM C 172, Standard Practice for Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete

  • ASTM C 617, Standard Practice for Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimen

  • Review ASTM's Other Standards & Publications

Wondering Where to Buy Concrete Test Cylinders? You Can Trust Certified MTP

Our concrete test cylinders are part of our extensive selection of concrete testing equipment. Certified MTP is your source for material testing products. Our selection includes asphalt testing equipment, cement testing equipment, general lab equipment, and more. We keep our plastic and metal concrete testing cylinders well stocked so we can normally ship the same day as your order. If you have questions about our concrete test cylinder molds or cannot find the specific concrete cylinder you are looking for, contact us online or send us an email at today!

Best Concrete Test Cylinders Include:

Concrete Test Cylinder
  • 4x8 Concrete Test Cylinders
  • 6x12 Concrete Test Cylinders
  • 3x6 Concrete Test Cylinders
  • 4x8 Metal Cylinder Test Mold
  • 2x4 Concrete Test Cylinders
  • 6x12 Metal Cylinder Test Mold
  • 4x8 Metal Cylinder Test Mold
  • 6x12 Metal Cylinder Test Mold with Handle
  • and More