Materials Testing

Our partnership with one of the industry's most sophisticated Materials Labs provides us with the ability to check chemical, mechanical, and metallurgical properties of the candidate part to match material, hardness, and strength.  Chemical analysis is done at the element level to determine the original OEM alloy or alloy classification - critical when dealing with parts from foreign manufacturers where the material used must be cross-referenced to the proper US alloy.  Lab accreditations include NADCAP, ISO 9001, ANSI/ASQC Q9001-94, and the Fastener Quality Act.

Our specific materials testing capabilities include:

Chemical Analysis

  • Alloy identification and complete chemistries
  • Plating, coating, etching, and cleaning analysis

Mechanical Properties Testing

  • Tensile testing
  • Stress-rupture

Metallurgical Analysis

  • Microstructure, grain size, cleanliness, and image analysis

Corrosion and Wear Testing

  • Humidity, salt-spray, and salt water exposure
  • Taber and four ball wear testing
  • XRF, eddy current, and Kokour thickness testing

Scanning Electron-Microscopy

  • Energy dispersive spectroscopy, light element detection
  • Wavelength dispersive spectroscopy
  • Failure-analysis and fractography
  • Dot-mapping/fatigue alignment
  • Fourier Transform infrared spectoscopy

Non-Destructive Radiographic Testing

Failure Analysis