Materials Testing Lab

Phoenix, AZ

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Macro Digital Imaging

  • 1X-30X magnification
  • Documentation of part features such as coating extent, gear profiles
  • Fracture surface features
  • Grain size
  • General documentation at relatively low magnification
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Stereo Microscope with Digital Imaging

  • 5X-45X magnification imaging
  • Coating extent
  • Surface profiles for gears and other features
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Analytical Balance

  • 400 gram max, +/-0.0001 gram
  • Density analysis
  • Specific gravity
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Precision Diamond Saw

  • Precision cutting hard and brittle materials such as ceramics
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Wet Abrasive Cut Off Saw Sectioning

  • Time efficient section while minimizing heat induced alteration
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Micro Hardness Testing HK and HV

  • Coating hardness evaluation
  • Case depth analysis
  • Core hardness
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Inverted Metallograph with Digital Imaging 50X-1000X

  • 50X-1000X magnification
  • Coating thickness/extent analysis: analysis of plating, thermal sprays and a variety of other surface processes
  • Microstructural evaluation/analysis
  • Grain size analysis
  • Surface analysis/extent for recast layers, intergranular attack (IGA), metal mold reaction, alloy depletion, entrapped grit at interfaces
  • Diffusion and braze joint evaluation
  • Internal casting defect analysis
  • Sintered alloy examination
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SEM/EDX

  • Coating verification
  • Elemental analysis of phases, entrapped material, corrosion product
  • Gamma prime analysis
  • 50X-10,000X digital imaging with high depth of focus
  • Fractography analysis
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OES Analyzer

  • Base alloy identification/confirmation for industrial alloys (aluminum, copper, tool steel, titanium, cast iron, cobalt, nickel, stainless steels, low alloy steels alloys)
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FTIR Analyzer ATR Method

  •  Polymeric and adhesive material analysis
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Rockwell/Superficial Hardness

  •  Rockwell/superficial hardness evaluation for core and surfaces