Materials Testing Services
Understanding the characteristics of materials used for product and component fabrication can be a key differentiator when bringing goods to market. An assortment of materials testing and analytical services are available to determine the various resistances, tolerances, and characteristics of such materials. IMR Test Labs specializes in "destructive" materials testing services- in other words, we frequently expose testing samples to conditions, solutions, and stresses that are intended to break down their structure to make analyses more accurate.
Backed by ISO/IUEC 17025 accreditation, NADCAP certification, and GE S-400 certification across all of our testing locations, our teams around the world utilize state-of-the-art equipment to perform tests on virtually any material type.
Using XRF, OES, and ICP chemical analysis, we perform alloy determination and/or verification on nearly any alloyed material. In addition, our strictly controlled quality management system incorporates chemical analysis testing to provide end-to-end material composition verification, from raw material through final finishing processes. Our chemical testing processes can also identify any contaminants discovered on testing materials or finished products. Learn more about Chemical Testing.
Because many industries – such as aerospace, medical devices, oil and gas, energy, and automotive – adhere to stringent standards driven by high performance requirements, engineers and designers in those fields employ unique coatings to increase part resistance. We offer a complete line of testing services for all coatings, including platings, thermal sprays, medical-grade coatings, and more. Learn more about Coating Evaluations.
Many applications require that processes such as coating, anodizing, or electroplating be performed to strict specifications for optimal corrosion resistance. Our corrosion testing lab screens all sample materials to ensure they will perform as anticipated in their intended applications, guaranteeing maximum service life and optimal resistance to potential weathering or eroding factors. Learn More about Corrosion Testing.
Metals, polymers and composites, welds, coatings, other materials, and finished products are all subject to potentially catastrophic failure when exposed to particular chemicals, environmental factors, or other stresses. IMR’s knowledgeable staff has extensive experience in determining failure modes across an incredibly diverse range of materials. Learn more about Failure Analysis.
We offer an array of testing options to determine mechanical strengths and properties in a range of materials, including:
- Tensile testing
- Multi-stage fatigue testing
- Hardness and Charpy impact testing
- Hydrogen embrittlement
- Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA)
- Weld testing
Conducted as efficiently as possible, many of these services can be completed in as little as three days. Learn more about Mechanical Testing.
Using SEM, macro, and micro examinations, IMR can determine the precise condition and composition of any material. This type of testing reveals which manufacturing processes may or may not have been performed on a test material; It can also distinguish whether the material offers the correct properties and durability required for the intended application. Learn more about Metallurgical Analysis.
As manufacturers continue to explore alternative material options, engineered non-metallic materials are becoming an increasingly popular choice. IMR Test Labs’ staff tests polymers, composites, and ceramics for heat resistance, flame resistance, durability, ductility, and chemical resistance to illustrate how these materials compare to more traditional metal options. Learn more about Nonmetallics Testing.
Not Just Data, Knowledge
Outstanding analytical testing goes beyond just gathering information. Test results must be interpreted by well-trained professionals who understand the real world implications of the data.
At IMR, we exemplify our motto of “not just data, knowledge” by staffing all of our facilities with highly educated engineers, chemists, and lab technicians who have extensive experience interpreting test results and what they mean for a particular application.
To learn more about IMR Test Labs and how our services can support your planning, design, and manufacturing processes, call us at 888-464-8422 or click to request a quote.