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.

If you have a metal product and you’re looking for a material testing service, we can help. Call 0121 514 0602 to speak with one of our qualified team members, or send an enquiry here.

We have a dedicated and professional team of experienced and trained metallurgists who can advise on which tests might be needed. Please call 0121 514 0602 or send an enquiry to us online here.

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 would carry out a number of tests to include visual examination, SEM (and EDX if required), metallography, chemical analysis, hardness and tensile tests. We would 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 would work alongside you to understand what specification the product/sample needs to be tested to.


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