We have metallographic capabilities to evaluate essentially all metallic materials including welds and plating/coating. We also evaluate for inclusion content and grain size. Our metallography department is supported by a variety of sectioning, grinding and mounting equipment.
Rockwell (including superficial) hardness and microhardness (Vickers and Knoop). Hardness conversion per ASTM E140.
Our chemical analysis evaluation services include OES, ICP, XRF and SEM/EDS.
Tensile testing capabilities range from 10,000 lb to 100,00 lb. A 200,000 lb machine is available for special projects. We can machine round and flat tensile specimens and can test actual parts/assemblies.
We evaluate a variety of plating and coating systems using metallography and the SEM. We also document/measure surface defects and damage.
Evaluation of corrosion resistance (salt spray) and analysis of corroded parts via failure analysis.
Weld cross-sectioning, measurement, etching and photographic documentation. Microhardness traverses. Weld failure analysis.
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) of a wide variety of fracture surfaces and small samples. Supported by EDS chemical analysis.
FTIR evaluations of plastics, rubbers, grease/oil and most non-metallic materials. Library of over 200,00 known materials for comparison and identification.