Aerospace Materials Testing
In few industries is reliability more emphasized. The risk associated with the failure of key components is beyond measure. Verifying raw materials, analyzing failures and thoroughly testing new products are critical to maintaining a strong safety record. Aerospace engineers are constantly striving to increase strength while lessening weight in structural materials, engines and systems. Our dedicated team of metallurgists, chemists, mechanical engineers and lab personnel are working with the world's biggest and most innnovative aerospace OEM's and Tier 1 suppliers from late stage Research & Development to final production.
As a Nadcap approved laboratory, IMR maintains a strict quality system with tight control of all aspects of testing from sample tracking and data management to calibration and test methodology. We also carry accreditations from A2LA/SAC (ISO 17025), GE, Pratt & Whitney and our labs are ITAR registered.
IMR provides analytical services designed to support both the quality control efforts as well as the materials and product engineering efforts of many suppliers. IMR also provides overflow testing for many internal labs. These include elemental and chemical analysis, mechanical testing, fatigue testing, plating & coating evaluations, failure analysis, corrosion testing and much more.
We have extensive experience with reciprocating and turbine engine components and materials, airframe materials (including sealants), and thermal spray coatings. We've recently expanded our testing capacity for high temperature fatigue analysis, replicating operating conditions up to 2200°F. We are knowledgeable about many exotic and specialty alloys and how to prepare them for analysis.
To learn more about our capabilities, check out our resources below, or request a quote today!
Analytical Services for the Aerospace Industry
Grain Size Analysis
Microhardness (Knoop, Vickers, Macro Vickers)
Metallography of Coatings
Plating & Coating Evaluation
Identification of Unknown Powders
Hardness Testing (Brinell, Rockwell)
Creep & Stress Rupture
Taber Abrasion Testing
Coating Shear Fatigue
Low/High Cycle Fatigue
Rotating Beam Fatigue (Reverse Bending)
Chemical Exposure Testing
DSC Analysis (Melting Point, Glass Transition, % Crystallinity)
Nonmetallic Failure Analysis