Louisville, KY

IMR Test Labs Louisville Location IMR Test Labs - Louisville is an accredited metallurgical laboratory serving clients in the Aerospace, Energy, Automotive, Medical Device and other high-technology industries. IMR Louisville has earned accreditations from Nadcap and A2LA (ISO 17025), approvals from many major manufacturers, as well as passing numerous NQA-1 audits. 

IMR's Louisville, Kentucky laboratory has a long-standing reputation as a failure analysis and metallurgical lab.  With thousands of completed failure investigations and litigation cases completed our metallurgical staff has demonstrated ability to get you the answers you need.

We have worked hard to expand our services in the areas of chemical analysis, corrosion testing, mechanical testing, cleanliness testing and more in order to better meet your needs. Our lab now offers cleanliness testing to the medical device industry; xrd analysis for phase identification, powder diffraction and % crystallinity; salt spray testing and temperature & humidity exposure, just to name a few.

We have also created efficiencies in our login, sample preparation and testing processes which improves our capacity for handling high-volume, routine chemical, mechanical and metallurgical analyses.  If you have routine work such as material checks or process checks, ask us about volume pricing.

Click here for test request forms that can be faxed, emailed or included when you ship your samples for testing.  Be sure to mark if a quote or rush is needed.

To learn more about IMR's Louisville, KY testing laboratory, call us or email us today.  We look forward to working with you!

IMR Trains at Daimler Plant in Germany

IMR Louisville's Laboratory Director and Corrosion expert, Thomas Ackerson, P.E. recently trained at the Daimler plant in Sindelfingen, Germany on the latest Daimler/Mercedes corrosion test specifications. IMR Test Labs - Louisville is one of only two labs in the US that is A2LA accredited for these tests.  Methods include DBL 7381, DBL 7391 and DBL 7399. For more information or to get a quote, please contact us today!

Thomas Ackerson, P.E. to present at 2015 Custom Coaters Forum

Join IMR Test Labs - Louisville's Laboratory Director Thomas Ackerson, P.E. at 8:45 am on Friday, March 6, 2015 for a presentation and discussion about Coatings Testing and Failure Analysis.

The presentation will be at the 2015 Custom Coaters Forum in Las Vegas, NV.  To learn more visit the Powder Coating Institute site, or to schedule time with Tom, please contact our Louisville lab today!

Analytical Services

Chemical Analysis

Alloy Chemistry
C, S, H, O, N Analysis
Chemical Resistance Testing
Cleanliness Testing
Coating Weight
Contaminant/Corrodent ID
Density of Powdered Metals
Filler Content Analysis
FTIR Analysis
Halogen Analysis
Ion Chromatography
Metallic Material Verification
OES Analysis
On-Site PMI Testing
Polymeric Material Verification
SEM-EDS Analysis

XRD Analysis 

Compound Morphology
Identification of Unknown Powders
Percent Crystallinity 
Phase Identification 
Powder Diffraction 


Salt Spray Testing 
Humidity & Water Fog Testing 
CASS Testing  
Temperature & Humidity Testing


3 & 4 Point Bend Testing 
Certified Welder Inspections 
Creep Testing 
Hardness (Rockwell, Brinell) 
Heat Treatment (furnace to 2100ºF) 
Hydrogen Embrittlement (F519) 
Stress Rupture Testing 
Tensile Testing 
Welder & Procedure Qualification

Metallurgical & Failure Analysis

Case depth
Grain size
Inclusion rating
Intergranular attack
Intergranular oxidation
Light microscopy
Macro, micro & SEM photography
Microhardness (Knoop, Vickers)
Particle analysis (ID, size)
Plating & coating analysis
Plating thickness
Porosity of metal
SEM Analysis
Welder & Procedure Qualification