Metals Technology Inspection/Lab Capabilities

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Our inspection lab tests representative samples from every order and verifies that heat treat processes result in meeting your defined specifications.

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Our Metallurgical Testing Methods


The microstructural analysis involves examining the microscopic structure of metal samples to assess their integrity, composition, and grain structure. This analysis provides valuable insights into the material’s properties, such as strength, toughness, and resistance to corrosion or fatigue. Techniques such as optical microscopy and electron microscopy are employed to conduct detailed examinations of the metal’s microstructure.

Hardness Testing

Hardness testing measures the material’s resistance to indentation or deformation. It helps evaluate the material’s strength, wear resistance, and suitability for specific applications. Common hardness testing methods include Rockwell, Brinell, and Vickers hardness tests. These tests involve applying a specific load or indenting force on the sample and measuring the depth or size of the indentation to determine its hardness.

Tensile Testing

Chemical analysis determines the composition and elemental content of a metal sample. It ensures that the material meets the required specifications and standards. Spectroscopy is utilized to accurately measure the concentrations of various elements present in the metal. Chemical analysis helps verify the material’s purity, identify alloying elements, and detect any impurities or contaminants.

Compliance with Industry Standards

ISO 17025 Accreditation

Our Inspection Lab operates in compliance with ASTM International standard for testing and calibration laboratories.

This accreditation ensures that our lab facilities, personnel, and processes meet the highest quality standards.

By adhering to ASTM standards, we demonstrate our commitment to providing accurate, reliable, and traceable results for our customers.

Adherence to Industry Regulations

We understand the importance of meeting industry-specific regulations and standards.

Our Inspection Lab ensures compliance with relevant industry regulations, such as those set by the aerospace, automotive, or medical sectors.

We stay updated with the latest industry requirements to ensure that our testing methods and practices align with your industry’s specific needs and standards.

Traceability and Documentation

We maintain meticulous records and documentation throughout the testing process. This includes recording the sample identification, testing procedures, equipment calibration, and results.

Our traceability protocols ensure that our testing can be audited and validated, providing confidence in the accuracy and reliability of our test data.

Additional Lab Capability

Failure Analysis

Our lab offers comprehensive failure analysis services in cases of component failure or unexpected performance issues. We employ advanced techniques to investigate the root cause of the failure, identify any material defects, analyze the fracture surfaces, and provide recommendations for preventive measures or design improvements. Failure analysis helps prevent future failures and enhance the overall reliability of your components.

Partner with Metals Technology Inspection Lab

Metals Technology’s Inspection Lab is your trusted partner in ensuring your metal components and products’ quality, reliability, and compliance. With our comprehensive metallurgical testing methods, adherence to industry standards, and additional lab capabilities, we provide accurate and reliable results that drive product excellence and customer satisfaction. Contact us today to discuss your testing needs and benefit from our expertise.