Materials Testing of Metals
Intertek provides materials testing of metals to assess the suitability, integrity and safety of your products, components and assets.
Our qualified and experienced technicians provide laboratory and site-based materials testing of metals for all types of industry including aerospace, rail, nuclear, automotive, oil and gas, submarine, power generation, fertilizer, fabricators and foundries.
Intertek’s global network of materials testing laboratories means we can test a wide range of metals and alloys from iron, steel, aluminium and stainless steel to copper and nickel alloys – and more. Our testing can provide valuable data on:
- Material properties
- Failed components
Our materials testing service can support you at any stage of production, from assisting in the research and development phase of product development/innovation, resolving quality issues in the manufacturing process to failure analysis, expert witness services and regulatory compliance. We ensure you are compliant in accordance with national, international and industry standards and regulations, or client specifications.
Intertek’s independent accredited laboratories (UKAS accredited in the UK) are supported by well-equipped in-house machine shops that can provide quick and accurate specimen preparations for laboratory testing, mechanical testing facilities and a regional collection and delivery service.
In addition, our metal materials testing complement our non-destructive testing and welding services, offering a one-stop shop solution for your product or industrial needs.
Our experience and understanding of production processes means we operate our testing with the minimum of disruption to your production and operating schedules, and we provide fast turnaround times.
By coming to Intertek for your materials testing of metals, we can give you the Total Quality Assurance that you are reducing risk and meeting the commercial and regulatory requirements of your products, components and assets.
Our materials testing services include testing, investigation, analysis and consultancy support:
- Scanning electron microscopy
- Micro and macro examination (grain size, inclusion count, ferrite phase)
- Chemical analysis of metals
- Corrosion testing
- Failure investigation
- Expert witness
- Reverse engineering
- Positive materials identification
- On-site metallurgy services (in situ metallography, replication, portable hardness testing, ferrite scope)
- Tensile testing from ambient up to +600°C
- Hardness testing (Vickers, Rockwell, Brinell)
- Impact testing down to -196°C
- Fracture Testing
- Bend Testing
- Tube testing
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