MATERIALS PERFORMANCE ON THE JOB: TESTING AND ANALYSIS

Just as a person’s fingerprint can be observed and studied, so can a material be observed and studied to understand its composition and history. An amazing array of features distinguish one material from another, not to mention one metal from another, one type of ceramic from another, one type of plastic from another, and so on.

Other characteristics, including those at the surface and at the microscopic level, provide clues necessary for the analysis of materials characterization and failures involving materials. Testing confirms what we know, or what we need to know, about a material or a component.

Services

  • Material Properties Characterization
  • Metallurgy
  • Fracture Surface and Microstructural Analysis
  • Photomicroscopy
  • Electronmicroscopy
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Codes and Standards Interpretation
  • Nondestructive Testing
  • Stress Analysis
  • Finite Element Analysis