We test any metal materials, including aluminium, steel, copper, magnesium, platinum, gold, chromium, nickel, carbon steel, tool steel, duplex and metal alloys. This list is by no means exhaustive.
We can test any product, providing it is metal.
This included pipes, tubes, springs, wires, bolts, flanges, nuts, fasteners, hand tools, domestic products (including barbeques, and knives and forks), gardening equipment and even surgical instruments. This list is by no means exhaustive.
Yes. We carry out cleanliness testing and PMI testing, both of which are non-destructive forms of materials testing.
There is no limit as to which industries we work with. We have worked and continue to work with a broad range of sectors, from fasteners and energy, to oil rigs and marine. No sector is off limits to us.
Providing the product that failed was a metal product, yes.
We would require you to send us photos of the failed item/s and details of the failure, including the history of the item and details of exactly what the product was doing at the time of failure. From there our specialists will carry out a number of tests including a visual examination, SEM (and EDX if required), metallography, chemical analysis, hardness and tensile tests. We will then provide you with opinions as to why the product failed, based on evidence, within a detailed test report.
We have onsite testing facilities and a team of scientists who can assess the chemical composition of a material. This can be done in three different ways depending on the sample:
1. Optical Emission Spectroscopy (Spark OES)
2. Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES)
3. Positive Material Identification (PMI)
With over 100 years of materials testing experience, our team can help to create test specifications. We have a vast amount of experience doing this for customers across a broad range of sectors.
We will work alongside you to understand what specification the product/sample needs to be tested to.
No. 0366 Our accreditation is limited to those activities described on our UKAS schedule of accreditation found here
We are Nadcap accredited to Aerospace Quality System (AC7004) and Chemical Processing (AC7108).
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