Metallurgy lab testing, measurement and evaluation.

Intertek Total Quality Assurance metallurgy laboratories work with clients in a wide range of industries, on a global basis.

State-of-the-art metallurgy laboratories provide:

  • Corrosion Testing
  • Ferrography Testing
  • Scanning Electron Microscopes: ESEM-FEG (EDXA of metallic and non-metallic materials)
  • 3-D Optical measurement and inspection, 3-D Images and Profiles:
  • Examination of Surface Breaking Defects, Surface Finish, Roughness Measurement, General Topography, etc. on a diverse range of samples including surface replication samples
  • The optical 3-D measurement device allows robust and highly accurate 3-D measurements of micro- and nano structures up to 20nm z-resolution
  • Highly Accurate Measurement of Even Slopes and Vertical Edges
  • Excellent Performance on very Rough Surfaces
  • Robust Handling of greatly varying Surface Reflection Properties
  • Verification by Optical Color Image
  • Optical Microscopes (Connected to Image Database)
  • Cross-Sectional and Image Analysis
  • Binocular Microscopes for Low Magnification Inspection

Sample Preparation:

  • Abrasive Wheel Sectioning
  • Semi-automated Sample Preparation to Diamond or Colloidal Silica Surface Finish
  • On-Site (In-situ) Metallurgy

Hardness Testing:

  • Vickers Macro-Hardness and Low-Force Hardness Testing (a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 4016)
  • Vickers Micro-Hardness Testing
  • Rockwell (HRB & HR15Y scales)

Chemical Analysis:

  • Carbon, Sulphur, Oxygen, Nitrogen, and more.  

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