Bend testing displays the test material's ability to elongate and deflect under load without cracking or breaking. A typical welding test, bend testing ensures the heat affected zone, as well as the weld itself...

Brinell Hardness testing is an alternative to Rockwell Hardness testing. It is used when the grain size of the constituent elements is too large for accurate Rockwell testing. Typically...

Charpy impact testing measures the toughness of a material at a given temperature. During the application of a single impact load (high strain rate), the energy absorbed by the test...

A Proof Load test is a tensile test performed to a specific load for a specified period of time. Unlike a standard tensile test, the sample is not stressed to the failure point.

Rockwell Hardness testing measures the hardness of the tested material via a differential depth measurement. The Rockwell test determines the hardness of the material by...

Shear Testing determines the shear strength of the tested material. Usually performed on fasteners, such as bolts, machine screws and rivets, shear testing...

Tensile Testing reveals the tensile properties of the tested material. Usually performed on bar stock and sheet stock after heat treating, tensile testing may be used to test...

Tube Flattening testing reveals the compression strength of the tested metallic tube. A pass/fail test, tube flattening is used to determine whether or not the tube will...


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:

AFS National & Puget Sound

ASM National & Puget Sound

AWS National & Puget Sound

Metal Treating Institute



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