Aerospace Materials Testing

The aerospace industry is centered around quality and reliability. MES ensures your aerospace materials testing needs are handled by industry experts.

Metallurgical Engineering Services, Inc. (MES) assists both manufacturers and aerospace suppliers who need to guarantee the quality of material and components they produce and purchase. Experience in composite materials makes all the difference when performing a specification correctly. Our highly experienced engineers and technicians will get the information you need to assist with product research and development, component replacement, or with your manufacturing process.

MES provides a wide range of services designed to support quality control checks, sourced material verification, and failure analysis of mission critical components. As an ISO 17025 certified laboratory, MES maintains a strict quality system. We have worked for many major manufacturers including American Airlines, Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky, Boeing, GE, Lockheed Martin, Rolls Royce.

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Metallurgical Engineering Services works with our clients to meet all their consulting and laboratory testing needs. Below is a partial list of the services offered by MES.


  • Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (AES)
  • Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES)
  • Energy Dispersive X-Ray (EDS)
  • FTIR (Verification / Contaminant ID)
  • Micro FTIR (Particle Analysis)
  • Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray (WDS)
  • X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Electron Dot Mapping
  • Carbon by Combustion
  • Salt Fog (Salt Spray ASTM B117)
  • CASS Testing
  • Density
  • Sieve Analysis
  • Temperature / Humidity
  • UV Exposure
  • Gravimetric Analysis
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI)
  • Passivation / Thickness Verification



  • Tensile Strength (Yield / Elongation)
  • Hardness (Rockwell, Brinell)
  • Micro Hardness (Knoop & Vickers)
  • Bend / Flattening Testing
  • Proof Load
  • Taber Abrasion
  • Charpy Impact
  • Izod Impact
  • Compression / Flexure
  • Elevated Tensile Testing
  • Drop Weight Tear
  • Crack Tip Opening Displacement
  • Surface Roughness
  • Drum Peel Testing
  • Adhesion Pull Testing
  • Block on Ring Friction & Wear
  • Single / Double Shear
  • Welder / Procedure Qualification
  • (ASTM, ASME, MIL, AWS Specs)


  • Grain Size & Grain Flow
  • Carburization / Decarburization
  • Case Depth
  • Plating & Coating Thickness
  • Eutectic Melting
  • Macro Etch (ASTM E 381)
  • Delta Ferrite
  • Inclusion Rating (ASTM E 45)
  • Banding of Microstructure
  • Microstructure Interpretation
  • High Temperature Oxidation
  • Precision Mounting & Polishing
  • Casting & Forging Defects
  • Precision Sectioning




  • Root Cause and Origin
  • Design / Material Analyses
  • Materials Selection
  • On-Site Investigation
  • Photography 
  • Product Liability Analysis
  • Accident Investigation
  • Expert Testimony 


  • Guided Wave Ultrasound
  • Ultrasonic Flaw & Thickness
  • Visual Examination
  • Liquid Penetrant
  • X-Ray / Radiography