Materials Testing

Ensure Your Materials Perform as Expected

Materials testing labMaterials testing is often required to ensure that products and their component parts can perform for their intended use and endure for their expected life. Material testing services also provide information that is useful in investigating the root cause of failures.

These services help our customers make prudent business decisions about their products and processes, and meet quality and regulatory requirements. We specialize in metals and alloys, but offer some test services for polymers, ceramics and more.

Accredited Materials Testing Lab

Laboratory Testing Inc. is one of the leading material testing labs in the USA. We are equipped and accredited to test and analyze a wide-range of specimens and products for many applications and industries. Even extremely large materials, and the smallest samples can be tested or analyzed using the latest technology and state-of-the-art computerized equipment.

Qualifications to Meet your Quality Requirements:

  • Accredited by A2LA and PRI Nadcap
  • ISO/IEC 17025 certified
  • Quality system also complies with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485
  • Testing procedures conform to ASTM, ASME, ANSI, AMS and MIL standards and specifications
  • Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) approved based on ISO 17025 certification

Full-service Convenience

Laboratory Testing Inc. is the full-service material testing lab you can rely on for your information, answers and certified test reports. Our list of services includes:

  • Chemical analysis
  • Mechanical testing
  • Metallurgical testing
  • Corrosion testing
  • RoHS testing

Material testing typically involves destructive methods of testing, but LTI also performs many types of Nondestructive Testing to provide information and answers when materials and products cannot be damaged.

Test Results with the Information You Need
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As your materials testing laboratory, LTI can help you with selecting and verifying materials, trouble-shooting production problems, investigating product failures and meeting customer or industry requirements for material certification. We have material testing services to give you all the information you need about your materials and products:

  • Material composition and identification; trace element analysis
  • Verification of mechanical properties
  • Evaluation of microscopic product features
  • Detection of flaws and discontinuities
  • Susceptibility to corrosion

Helping to make our customers’ jobs easier is of utmost importance to Laboratory Testing Inc. One way we do this is to provide easy access to information. If you can’t find what you need on our website, our sales reps and technical experts are available to answer questions about testing methods and requirements.

Services performed in our materials testing laboratory:

There’s no need to ship your material to various laboratories; sample preparation, specimen machining and all material testing services are completed at our single location. LTI’s team of over 145 engineers, chemists, technicians and support staff work to ensure customer convenience and processing efficiency to minimize turnaround time.

Chemical Analysis

Chemical analysis services include qualitative and quantitative analyses performed by instrumental and classical wet chemistry methods to determine material composition and elemental content, including trace elements. LTI performs analytical chemistry on metals, plastics, powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites and ceramics. LTI’s Chemical analysis lab also provides moisture analysis and RoHS Testing.

Corrosion Testing

A variety of corrosion testing is performed at LTI to help customers select materials, treatments and manufacturing processes and determine the impact of environmental conditions on their products. Corrosion testing is performed in accordance with ASTM practices.

Mechanical Testing

Mechanical testing measures the strength and ductility of materials under various conditions, such as temperature, tension, compression and load. LTI performs the testing and can prepare test specimens for all types of mechanical testing including proof load, stress rupture, charpy impact, yield, bend, hardness, fracture toughness and much more.

Metallurgical Testing

Metallurgical testing at LTI includes microhardness testing and microscopic and macroscopic examinations to evaluate surface and internal features, defects and material characteristics. Samples for all metallurgical testing are prepared at our laboratory.

News & Articles

New Microhardness Testing Capabilities
SEM/EDS Added for Testing and Failure Analysis

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“I had an urgent request today for hardness testing to be performed by an independent lab to support our own testing for our customer and the end user. Your team was very accommodating as we received the results prior to a critical meeting. I greatly appreciate LTI’s efforts for the rapid turnaround!”

Tim Steber,
Regional Sales Manager

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