Rotech is a ISO/IEC 17025 UKAS accredited metallurgical test laboratory, fully equipped to meet most metallurgical testing needs. We offer extensive product and process knowledge from our highly qualified and experienced staff that are happy to give advice and support in a friendly approachable way.

Our primary testing departments are analytical and corrosion science including chemical analysis, painted/plated finish salt spray and humidity testing*, mechanical testing and metallurgical testing including failure investigations* and cleanliness verification.*

The activities identified with * are not UKAS accredited.

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Destructive Testing

Put simply, destructive testing is the physical destruction of a test/product sample to evaluate its characteristics. The main benefit of destructive testing is to help reduce product failures, therefore reducing the risk of a costly failures post production.

The sample is put through rigorous tests to assess its hardness, strength and toughness. The tests are carried out through the expert use of tools or machines. These produce an irreversible alteration to composition or dimensional geometry.

Several destructive testing methods are used to determine a materials integrity or performance. Typically, the tests involve sectioning and/or breaking the material, then evaluating various chemical, mechanical and/or physical characteristics.

Rotech carries out destructive testing for multiple sectors across a large range of industries including aerospace, automotive, energy and power (including renewable energy), oil and gas, manufacturing, foundry and castings, plus welding and fabrication.

Destructive Testing Services Include:


The activities identified with * are not UKAS accredited

Materials We Test

We carry out destructive tests on a vast range of materials including:

  • Fasteners - Bolts, nuts and screws
  • Castings and Forgings
  • Pipes
  • Wires
  • Springs 
  • Gears
  • Hardware - Home and Garden 
  • Surgical devices

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive and it’s best to get in touch for your specific requirements.

For more information on the destructive testing of materials, call 0121 514 0602 or click here to submit an enquiry online.

For further information, please download our Rotech Services Data Sheet PDF below:

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