Analytical Testing, NDT Inspection & Metrology

Because You Need To Know It’s Right

Vickers microhardnessGet the laboratory testing services your business needs for information, answers and certified test reports from Laboratory Testing Inc. Analytical Testing, NDT Inspection, Sample Preparation, Metrology and more services are available at our full-service facility near Philadelphia, PA in the United States.

LTI’s materials testing and nondestructive testing services support the product engineering, quality control and overflow testing needs of our customers. Our analytical testing labs specialize in evaluating and analyzing the mechanical properties, microstructure and chemical makeup of metal and alloy samples and specimens. The nondestructive testing lab can reveal information about flaws and discontinuities in metal products of various shapes and sizes.

LTI is a one-stop testing partner for verifying the quality of raw materials and end products. Whether you’re designing a product, selecting materials, verifying a production process or researching a problem, LTI has solutions for you.

The services don’t stop here. LTI can keep your equipment calibrated, research a material failure or prepare precision specimens in our highly-regarded machine shop for your own in-house testing.

Why Choose LTI as Your Lab?

Our chemists, engineers and other technical experts can offer help with complex testing needs. Our quality system is second to none. All services are meticulously performed using proven procedures and methods.

Laboratory Testing Inc. has been audited and approved by hundreds of customers, prime manufacturers and industry organizations. LTI is also a fully accredited test lab and holds the following designations:

  • a2la accreditationNadcap accreditationA2LA accredited in materials testing and metrology
  • NADCAP accredited in materials and nondestructive testing
  • ISO IEC 17025 certified
  • European PED approved 

LTI’s technicians are highly trained and experienced to ensure quick, reliable test and inspection results. Our sales / customer service team is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer support.

ASTM Specifications and More:
LTI has a history of being a highly qualified leader among testing labs for over 30-years. Testing and inspection are performed to many ASTM, MIL, ASME, EN, NASM and other industry specifications.

Metal Testing Expertise:
Metal and alloy testing has been our specialty since 1984, so we offer a full array of destructive and nondestructive laboratory testing services for these materials. Some services are also available for plastics and ceramics.

Convenient Added Services:
LTI also provides specimen machining and failure analysis services, as well as dimensional inspection and calibration services performed by our Metrology Lab.

Turnarounds to Meet Your Needs:
LTI is equipped with the latest high-tech equipment for efficiency and reliability. Our standard turnaround times are very competitive, but Same Day, Next Day and 2nd Day rush services are also offered for your most challenging situations.

Test and inspection results are documented in detailed, easy-to-read Certified Test Reports and Calibration Certificates to meet our customers’ quality assurance needs.

Analytical Testing / Material Testing

Although our material testing and inspection specialty is metals and alloys, we also offer some analytical testing services for powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites, polymers and ceramics. They’ll answer questions about mechanical properties, material composition, defects, corrosion resistance and more.

» Mechanical Testing
» Metallurgical Testing
» Chemical Analysis
» Corrosion Testing
» Fastener Testing

Nondestructive Testing

Our NDT Testing equipment has the capacity to handle tubing, pipe, barstock, castings and other products of almost any size and shape. Certified NDT inspectors perform testing that provides customers with information about surface and subsurface inconsistencies, flaws and weaknesses without damaging their test material.

» X-ray Inspection
» Ultrasonic Testing
» Hydrostatic Pressure Testing
» Liquid Penetrant Testing
» Magnetic Particle Inspection
» Visual Inspection

Failure Analysis

When metal components fail to perform as expected, our materials engineers can help you understand the reason why. Testing and analysis will help them get to the root of the problem. You’ll receive a comprehensive failure analysis report listing all findings from our failure investigation and our recommendations for preventing a recurrence. » Learn More

Specimen Machining

For convenience, let our machinists prepare high quality, economical specimens for your testing from metals and many plastics. We strictly adhere to specified industry standards and customer specifications for all specimen machining. » Learn More

Dimensional Inspection

Third-party and first-article inspections are performed on machined products, parts and fasteners to verify measurements using CMM and conventional methods, including: » Learn More

» Surface Dimensions
» Fasteners with Internal and External Threads
» Special Product Features

Calibration Services

Our calibration laboratory calibrates all types of masters, gages and measuring tools to verify that the items meet their performance specifications. Many additional instruments are calibrated on-site including surface plates, microscopes, balances, ovens, temperature controllers, optical comparators and more. Repairs, replacement parts and new instruments are also provided. All calibration services are NIST-traceable and performed with reliable accuracy and timely turnaround.

» Instrument Calibration
» On-site Calibration
» New Instruments
» Repairs

Visit our individual services pages for more information or contact us with your questions.

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  • 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 wanted to write and applaud LTI for assisting us in calibrating some new equipment, while re-calibrating equipment that was moved. We did not have enough advance notice to schedule LTI to come in and complete the calibration / re-calibration of some of our equipment. As a result, LTI did what they could to get us out of a jam and reduce the one to two week turnaround down to two days. I wanted to let LTI know that this was very much appreciated and we value the service your organization gives us.“

Chris Boytim
Quality Manager

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