Aerospace Testing

When Precision Can Not Be Compromised

fatigue testing and analysisLaboratory Testing Inc. is a leading NADCAP accredited provider of Metal Testing Services, a key component of aerospace testing. These capabilities include analysis of powdered metals, ferroalloys, ores and composites. Although metal testing is our specialty, our list of polymer testing services continues to expand and additional materials can be analyzed in our Chemistry Lab.

Our team of highly experienced engineers, chemists and technicians perform a wide-range of materials and non-destructive testing services that gives clients the key information needed for:

  • Product R&D
  • Material development and selection
  • Assistance with manufacturing processes
  • Supply chain problem resolution
  • Verifying conformance to stringent safety standards
  • Researching in-service concerns

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. We know there is no room for error in the aerospace industry, so accuracy is a top priority.

A Partner with Solutions

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. This independent lab has one-stop service to support our customers — from the expertise required to characterize materials and analyze failures to the ability to handle high volume, repeat testing.

Aerospace Approvals

We have been approved for materials testing, nondestructive testing and/or 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 many 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

The testing services offered by LTI provide a range of information about the following and more.

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

Clients receive a Certified Material Test Report that includes 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
  • Ultrasonic inspectionCarburization / Decarburization
  • Grain Size (ASTM E-112)
  • Inclusion Rating (ASTM E-45)
  • Plating Thickness
  • Carbide 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
  • X-ray 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 and get certifications
  • Fast Certified Reports sent by email

Customer Testimonials

“I just wanted to thank the team at LTI for all of your expedited help in getting our order inspected. We were able to deliver these items to our customer on time and with all required documentation. Look forward to our continued partnership in the future.”

Chuck Doran
Quality Assurance Manager


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