Ensure Your Materials Perform as Expected
Materials testing is often required to ensure that products and their component parts can perform for their intended use and endure for their expected life. Various material testing services also provide information that is useful when investigating the root cause of material failure during a failure analysis. Laboratory Testing Inc. is the materials testing lab you can rely on for the information and answers you need to make prudent business decisions about your products and processes.
We offer a full scope of material testing services including chemical analysis, mechanical testing, metallurgical testing, corrosion testing and 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.
Accredited Materials Testing
Laboratory Testing is one of the leading metals and plastics testing laboratories 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. Our materials testing procedures conform to ASTM, ASME, ANSI, AMS and MIL standards and specifications. Laboratory Testing is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by A2LA in mechanical, chemical and metallurgical testing and by PRI/Nadcap in materials testing and nondestructive testing. Our quality system also complies with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. Test results are documented in Certified Material Test Reports.
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
Services performed in our materials testing lab:
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 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 RoHS 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 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 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.