Aerospace Testing

When Precision Can Not Be Compromised

fatigue testing and analysisLaboratory Testing Inc. is a leading provider of metal testing services, a key component of aerospace testing. We know there is no room for error in the aerospace industry, so accuracy is a top priority.

Aerospace testing clients are both manufacturers and suppliers who need to ensure the quality of raw materials, fasteners and other metal parts they purchase or produce for use in building aircraft. Our team of highly experienced engineers, chemists and technicians perform a wide-range of destructive and non-destructive testing services that give clients key information needed for product R&D, to assist with their manufacturing processes, to resolve supply chain problems and to verify conformance to stringent safety standards.

Testing for the following and more is offered:

  • Material Characterization
  • Material Composition and Impurities
  • Heat Treat Upgrade
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Flaws and Inconsistencies
  • Failure Analysis

Aerospace Approvals

Lab Testing understands the importance of dependable, timely answers and convenience. You get these and more by partnering with LTI as your single-source for aerospace testing. We have been approved for materials testing, nondestructive testing and calibration services by the leading aerospace companies, including:

Aerojet Rocketdyne Eaton Corporation Northrop Grumman
Agusta Aerospace Corp. GE Aviation Pratt & Whitney
Airbus Gulfstream Aerospace Rolls Royce
Bell Helicopter Textron Hamilton Sundstrand Sikorsky
Boeing Company Lockheed Martin Sterling Helicopter

Contact us for more information about specific customer approvals.

Nadcap and A2LA Accredited

a2la accreditedNadcap accreditationLaboratory Testing Inc. provides a full-range of aerospace testing at our one-stop facility, including PRI Nadcap accredited materials testing and nondestructive testing services. Materials testing is also A2LA accredited, as are metrology services. LTI’s quality program meets the ISO/IEC Guide 17025 standards.

Aerospace Testing Services

Metal testing is our specialty, and our testing and analysis services available for polymers continue to expand. Other materials such as powdered metals, ferroalloys, ores, composites and ceramics are also analyzed in our Chemistry Lab. You’ll receive a Certified Material Test Report that include all pertinent details relating to the services performed.

Chemical Analysis

  • SEM corrosion analysisSpectroscopy (ICP-AES, ICP-MS, AES)
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Wet Chemistry

Corrosion Testing

  • Salt Spray / Salt Fog
  • Humidity Testing
  • Passivation Testing
  • Temperature Testing
  • ASTM A262 Practice A, B, C, D, E
  • Elevated temperature tensile testASTM G28 Methods A & B
  • ASTM G48 Methods A & B
  • ASTM A923 Method C

Mechanical Testing

  • Tensile Testing
  • Elevated Temperature Tensile
  • Charpy Impact Testing
  • Fastener Fatigue
  • Hardness Testing
  • Bend Testing
  • Stress Rupture
  • Metallurgical AnalysisCreep Test
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement
  • Weld Testing
  • Fastener Testing
  • Heat Treat Capability Testing

Fracture Mechanics

  • Fracture Toughness Testing
  • Fatigue Crack Growth Testing

Metallurgical Analysis

  • Microstructure
  • Carburization / Decarburization
  • Grain Size (ASTM E-112)
  • Inclusion Rating (ASTM E-45)
  • Plating Thickness
  • Ultrasonic inspectionCarbide Precipitation
  • Ferrite by Point Count (ASTM E-562)
  • Intergranular Attack / Oxidation
  • Alpha Case
  • Intergranular Corrosion (ASTM A-262)
  • Sensitization
  • Surface Contamination
  • Nodularity / Nodule Count
  • Eutectic Melting
  • Macro-etch (ASTM E-340)
  • Grain Flow
  • Surface Condition
  • Surface Finish
  • Case Depth
  • Microhardness (Knoop & Vickers)
  • Carburization / Decarburization
  • Weld Qualification

Nondestructive Testing

  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • Liquid Penetrant Inspection

Failure Analysis

  • SEM / EDS Analysis

Dimensional Inspection

Many customers also rely on LTI to machine specimens for aerospace testing or to calibrate and certify measuring tools, gages, torque wrenches, CMMs, ovens, surface plates and other measuring instruments used in manufacturing or assembly.

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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; get certifications
  • Fast certified reports sent by email

Our Customers Say:

“Sometimes the best thing to say is thank you. With that being said, LTI has helped us tremendously here so thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Tommy Craig
Quality Manager


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