Materials Testing

MES provides materials testing and chemical analysis for a wide-range of material types. While our roots are in metallurgy, MES has grown to meet the needs of our diverse customer base. Our materials engineers have a depth of experience in polymers, composites, powdered metals, ceramics, and textiles.

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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.

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

  • 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

 

MECHANICAL TESTING

  • 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)

METALLURGICAL TESTING

  • 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

 

 

FAILURE ANALYSIS

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

NON-DESTRUCTIVE

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