Metallurgical Analysis and Metallography

Metallurgical analysis reveals the condition and makeup of your materials with macro, micro and SEM examinations. These analyses reveal microstructure, processes performed on the material during manufacture and whether or not the materials meet the required specification(s) to ensure durability in the intended use.

Our facilities offer a wide range of testing from routine microstructures and microhardness surveys, to unique studies including electrochemical corrosion simulations, mercurous nitrate testing and more. Routine testing of microstructures, coatings evaluations, hardness surveys and more are available. Most jobs can be turned around in three days or less and we have special pricing for routine work. You get the same high-quality results and reports fast.

In addition, we offer aggressive machining evaluations, thermal spray coatings evaluations, corrosion evaluations and comparative material analyses.

Thermal Spray Coating Analysis and Evaluationcoating-evaluation

Many industries rely on thermal spray coatings to ensure durability of parts that will be subjected to wear, high heat, corrosion and other harsh in-service conditions. Metallographic evaluations confirm material performance is consistent under operating conditions.

Aggressive Machining Evaluationaggressive-machining-met-lp-2

Increased machining speeds can often affect the characteristics of feedstock material. High speeds generate more heat, which can have an impact on both the tool and the work piece. Aggressive machining evaluation provides data to help mitigate production problems.

 

Microstructural Analysis and EvaluationMicrostructure-340

Microstructural evaluation is a valuable analytical tool for the aerospace, automotive and construction materials industry. The results of a thorough examination help predict environmental behavior, reactions to mechanical processes and appropriate final product applications.

Microhardness testingMicrohardness readings-340

Microhardness testing produces data identifying individual phases, orientation effects in single crystals, diffusion gradients, aging phenomena, etc. in metallic and ceramic materials.

MetallographyMet Sample Prep image-340-1

Metallography is the art and science of preparing test samples for accurate evaluation of a materials microstructure. Advanced techniques are utilized in sample sectioning, mounting, grinding, polishing and etching to maximize microstructural exposure.

Weld / Braze evaluationweld bead with grains showing-340

Welder qualification and weld evaluation for OEM's and vendors. Qualification to the AWS, European Directive, and ASME standards can involve visual,  impact, macroetch, tensile and bend testing.