Additive Manufacturing Testing

Ensuring Material, Process and Product Quality

With the rapid advances in Additive Manufacturing, also called 3D Printing, a reliable materials testing partner is vital to ensuring quality products and meeting tight deadlines. Laboratory Testing Inc. offers a comprehensive array of services for testing input materials, prototypes and finished products and for comparison testing of these items with those produced by traditional methods.

A Leader in Materials Testing Since 1984

LTI is an accredited, independent laboratory near Philadelphia, PA (USA) that specializes in Destructive Testing, Nondestructive Testing and Specimen Machining. LTI has been in business since 1984 and has a team of over 175 employees serving customers in varied industries, including aerospace, defense, power generation, transportation, medical and more.

LTI’s highly qualified and trusted engineers, chemists and other technical experts are available to answer questions and help solve complex additive manufacturing testing needs for our customers. A range of reliable testing options are offered for evaluating input materials and processes. Our team is highly experienced with all types of metals, alloys and powdered metals.

Testing is performed to ASTM standards, as well as industry specifications. Services are available to accomplish the following and more:

  • Identify chemical composition
  • Measure apparent density
  • Verify mechanical properties
  • Evaluate microscopic product features
  • Identify flaws and discontinuities
  • Determine corrosion susceptibility

The Machine Shop at LTI can prepare all specimens and samples for destructive testing, and runs on two work shifts for reliable fast turnaround. We also produce special-order specimens for customers performing their own in-house testing.

Failure analysis, dimensional inspection and calibration services are also provided by LTI.

Accreditations & Approvals for the Additive Manufacturing Industry

  • NADCAP and A2LA accredited
  • ISO/IEC 17025 certified
  • ASME NQA-1, ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 compliant
  • GE Aviation S-400 approved

Laboratory Testing has the approval of hundreds of prime contractors, industry agencies and other customers. Here are just a few:

Aerojet Rocketdyne Gulfstream Rolls Royce Orbital ATK
Airbus Honeywell Sikorsky RTI Surgical
Bell Helicopter LCS Pratt & Whitney United Launch Alliance Zimmer-Biomet
Boeing Lockheed Martin UTC Aerospace
GE Aviation Parker Aerospace


Offering a Complete Line of Testing for Additive Manufacturing

You’ll see how convenient it is to partner with LTI for all of your additive manufacturing materials testing. All of our services are performed at our Hatfield, PA facility, so there is no lost time or hassle working with multiple locations. Our technical experts and decision makers are located here too, so there are no delays getting answers and test results.


Elevated Temperature
Charpy Impact
Stress Rupture


Chemical Composition
Apparent Density
Trace Analysis
FTIR Analysis


Fatigue Crack Growth
Fracture Toughness
High-cycle Fatigue


Macro & Microscopic Examinations
SEM Analysis


Liquid Penetrant
Magnetic Particle
X-ray Inspection

Customers trust us with their most critical materials testing needs. Ask for a quote today.

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Quality & Convenience

  • A2LA and NADCAP accreditations
  • ISO 17025 certification
  • Same day, next-day, 2nd-day Rush Services
  • Secure Portal to track orders and get certifications
  • Fast Certified Reports sent by email

Customer Testimonials

“I’d like to pass along a word of appreciation for the efforts of the LTI staff. They always help us out when we need it.”

Chris Constable
Sales Manager


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