Metallurgical Testing

More Metallurgical Test Services

Scanning Electron MicroscopyMetallurgical testing is extremely helpful in detecting internal and surface defects on test samples, revealing the microstructure or macrostructure of metals, evaluating treatments and processes, and determining conformance to required specifications.

Customers rely on the engineers in the Metallurgical Testing Lab at Laboratory Testing Inc. near Philadelphia, PA (USA) to perform these services and more:

Additional Metallurgical Testing Capabilities

  • Failure Analysis & Report Writing
    • Metallurgical test results are analyzed in conjunction with the results of testing performed in other labs to provide insight into the nature and root cause of the failure.
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry
    • Magnification capabilities to 300,000X for micro analysis and analyzing small areas of interest on samples
  • Digital Imaging
    • Photomicrographic examination with optical magnification from 7X to 1000X to document results
  • McQuaid-Ehn Grain Size
  • Welder and Procedure Qualification
    • In accordance with MIL & API specifications, ASME & AWS codes, ASTM & EN standards and the Pressure Equipment Directive

Subcontracted Services

  • Residual stress measurements by X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • Plating thickness by X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy

Test Methods/Specifications

  • ASTM B487
  • ASTM E1181

LTI is PRI Nadcap and A2LA accredited to perform metallurgical testing. Accreditation certificates are available online and from our Quality Department listing each covered metallurgical test. The laboratory completes all testing according to detailed procedures and applicable industry standards to ensure reliability. All results are documented in Certified Test Reports or Failure Analysis Reports.

Read more about the metallurgical testing capabilities and qualifications at Laboratory Testing Inc.

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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

“Thank you for allowing me to visit your facility and witness a micrometer calibration first-hand, it helped me understand the concept so much better. It is clear that LTI is a wonderful group of people to work with and they operate in a true team environment. Your staff has gone over and above the call of duty to help Superior Tube. We truly appreciate your help.”

Deb Rosenberry,
Superior Tube Inc.


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