Testing Services

Metallurgical Testing

  • Alloy Depletion
  • Alpha Case
  • Delta Ferrite
  • Grain Size
  • Micro-cleanliness
  • Microhardness (Knoop & Vickers)
  • Plating Thickness
  • Photomicrograph capture and measurements
    • (10x-1000x) 


Mechanical Testing

  • Tensile/Compression (to 120,000 lbs)
  • Rockwell Hardness (regular and superficial)
  • Brinell Hardness
  • Shear
  • Proof Load
  • Charpy Impact (to 264 ft-lbs)
  • Bend
  • Flattening

Weld Testing

Metaltest provides Weld Procedure and Welder Performance Qualification testing. Among the testing we provides are the following types of tests: 

  • Root bend
  • Face bend 
  • Side bend
  • Tensile
  • Macro etch evaluation
  • Metallurgical evaluation
  • Impact testing

We also provide regular hardness and micro-hardness testing of hard face overlays and chemical analysis of corrosion resistant overlays.

Chemical Analysis

Our chemical analysis is performed by optical emission Spectroscopy.
  • Materials Analyzed:
    • Cast Iron
    • Stainless Steel
    • Tool Steel
    • Carbon and Low Alloy Steels
    • Aluminum Alloys
    • Copper Alloys
    • Titanium Alloys
    • Nickel Alloys
    • Cobalt Alloys
Gas Analysis is performed by inert gas fusion methods.
  • Gasses Analyzed:
    • Nitrogen
    • Oxygen
    • Hydrogen

Corrosion Testing

  • Aluminum
    • Intergranular corrosion resistance per ASTM G110
    • Susceptibility to intergranular corrosion per ASTM G67
    • Exfoliation per ASTM G34 and G66
  • Stainless Steel
    • Susceptibility to intergranular attack per ASTM A262
  • Nickel
    • Susceptibility to intergranular corrosion per ASTM G28

Metaltest Accreditations

Materials Testing

Scope of Approvals

Aerospace Approvals

Metaltest is OEM approved to perform military and commercial aerospace testing for a wide range of prime contractors including:

  • Boeing
  • Bombardier
  • Cessna
  • Goodrich
  • Gulfstream
  • Hawker Beechcraft
  • Sikorsky

Nuclear Approvals

Metaltest is NQA-1 Compliant for nuclear power testing. Our clients include:

  • ABW Technologies 
  • Alaskan Copper

Industry Associations

Metaltest holds memberships in the following industry associations:

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