Express Testing, Inc.
Express Testing, Inc.
1189 Chicago Road
Troy, Michigan 48083
The team at Express Testing specializes in failure analysis and the testing and evaluation of materials, coatings, and assemblies. We perform both routine evaluations and in-depth failure analysis projects. Current customers include automotive, aerospace, medical, heavy equipment, oil/gas equipment, sporting goods and appliance manufacturers.
Material Testing and Failure Analysis
Specific Testing Specifications and Services:
Failure Analysis: Materials, components and assemblies, expert witness services available on case-by-case basis.
Hardness Measurement: Rockwell ASTM E18, Brinell ASTM E10, Microhardness (Vickers) ASTM E384, Shore Durometer A & D ASTM D2240, Mohs' Hardness.
Metallurgical Evaluation: Metallographic preparation ASTM E3, Grain size measurement ASTM E112, Decarburization ASTM E1077 SAE J121 SAE J419, Inclusion content ASTM E45, Graphite in iron castings ASTM A247, Case depth SAE J423.
Coating Evaluation: Thickness by optical microscopy ASTM B487, Thickness by Eddy current ASTM B244 ASTM E376 ASTM D1186, D1400, Thickness by micrometer method ASTM D1005, Coating weight ASTM A90, ASTM B137, Adhesion ASTM D3359, B571, D2197, FED. TEST METHOD STD. 141D, METHOD 6301.3, Film Pencil Hardness ASTM D3363.
Salt Spray/Salt Fog: ASTM B117, MIL-STD-810F, Method 509.4, MIL-A-8625, MIL-C-5541, MIL-STD-202G, Method 101E, MIL-STD-883E, Method 1009.8, QQ-P-35, ANSI/EIA-364-26B-1999, Rusting Evaluation ASTM D610, Blistering Evaluation ASTM D714, Creep ASTM D1654.
Mechanical Testing: Tensile Testing ASTM E8, Mechanical Testing of Steel Products ASTM A370, Bend Testing ASTM E290.
Chemical Analysis: Chemical Analysis of Steels ASTM E415, Chemical analysis of metallic materials via ICP, Leco and "wet" chemistry methods, Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS).
Magnetic Particle Inspection ASTM E1444.
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS).
Weld Evaluation including sectioning, macro-etching, examination and documentation of defects, mechaniical testing.
Powder Metal: Density ASTM B328, Apparent Hardness, Partical/Matrix Hardness, Metallography.
pH Measurement ASTM E70.
Precision Sectioning, Photographic Documentation.