Our tensile testing
equipment (equipped with 2000, 20,000 and 120,000 pound
load cells) allows us to test a broad spectrum of sample
sizes in compression, tension, and bending. Other
mechanical testing equipment includes Charpy impact,
macrohardness (Rockwell, Brinell) and microhardness (Knoop,
magnetic particle inspection, liquid penetrant, and
ultrasonic inspection techniques are performed on
forging, weldments, casting, and fabricated components
using nationally recognized standards.
Inductively coupled plasma (ICP)
and optical emission (OE) spectroscope techniques are
available for chemical analysis and material
verification on a routine basis or for special project
needs. Combustion techniques are available for carbon
and other element determination. Corrosion resistant
evaluation is also available using salt spray methods.
|Failure Analysis & Consulting:
The combination of
our metallography, chemical and mechanical testing
departments provide the
resources necessary for complete failure analysis and fractography evaluation. Resident experts are available
for problem-solving of processing issues (materials
flow, distortion, cracking, etc.) and expert witness
metallographic and optical techniques make it possible
to quantitatively evaluate microstructure, case depth,
plating thickness, welds, as well as grain size,
nodularity, and cleanliness.
M.E.T. Lab has become an
invaluable source of technical information for our
customers. We've provided service to a broad range of
customers from the smallest tool and die to the largest
automotive manufacturers and the Department of Energy.
M.E.T. Lab is accredited
to A2LA and ISO 17025.